Pablo Picasso, ‘Couple and Child, from: Lysistrata | Couple et Enfant, from: Lysistrata’, 1934, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original etching is hand signed by the artist "Picasso" at the lower left margin.
It is also numbered in pencil, from the edition of 150 at the lower right margin.
Our impression is from the deluxe signed edition of only 150. There was also an unsigned edition of 1,500.
This is the third composition (of six) illustrating the Ancient Greek comedy, Lysistrata.
Picasso was commissioned by George Macey to illustrate the story with six original etchings. It was published by Limited Editions Club, New York in 1934.

Literature: Bloch, G. (1968), Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967, Berne Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 268

Condition: Good condition. The margins reduced on all sides. Very pale staining across the image.

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France