Pablo Picasso, ‘Elegy of Ephetonga’, 1954, Hidden
Pablo Picasso, ‘Elegy of Ephetonga’, 1954, Hidden

The Elegy of Iphetonga' 2 lithographs from an edition of just 64.

On the 11th April, 1949, Picasso made four ink wash drawings specifically to accompany the poem 'The Elegy of Iphetonga' and 'The Masks of Ashes'

The images were printed on Arches lithographic paper by Mourlot Freres, Paris and published in 1954.

Each image measures approximately 13" x 10" and has been mounted and framed to museum standards.

Number 58 from an edition of 64
£1,500 each

Signature: un signed

Publisher: Mourlot

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