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Lot 23: PABLO PICASSO, (SPANISH, 1881-1973), "AU THÉÂTRE: LE RAPT"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"AU THÉÂTRE: LE RAPT"
1966, with the artist''s stamp signature, numbered in pencil 42/50 (the total edition was 70), Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, publisher. Etching and aquatint on wove paper.
image: 9 11/16 x 14 7/8 in. (24.6 x 37.8cm)
sheet: 14 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (37.8 x 50.2cm)
[Bloch, 1405; Baer, 1418Ba]
At upper left corner verso the sheet is inscrubed with pencil with three numbers of three lines: 16272/ 1W05/ 32H59
And at upper right at two lines: P1480, 3766A
The sheet is ever so slightly rippled, with very faint light staining. WIth occasional soft handling creases, for example, several in the bottom right of the image measuring approx 1/2-1 inch. These are unobtrusive. With an approx 1 inch handling crease in the bottom left margin. With a pin-prick fox mark in the left vertical margin above center. And with another pin-prick fox mark in the top horizontal margin at left. With some soft surface soiling verso (possibly finger print smudges) and a pin prick fox mark verso in the right hand vertical margin below center. Verso, the top horizontal edge has renants of previous hinging at left and right measuring approx 4 inches each. the sheet is presently hinged to the mat with tape at top center verso and at left and right top vertical edges verso. Generally in good condition.
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