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Pablo Picasso, ‘Garçon et dormeuse à la chandelle (Boy and Sleeping Woman by Candlelight), plate 26 from La Suite Vollard’, 1934, Phillips
Pablo Picasso, ‘Garçon et dormeuse à la chandelle (Boy and Sleeping Woman by Candlelight), plate 26 from La Suite Vollard’, 1934, Phillips

Image: 9 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (23.5 x 29.5 cm)
Sheet: 15 x 19 3/4 in. (38.1 x 50.2 cm)

Signed in pencil, from the deluxe edition of 50 with larger margins (there was also an edition of 260 with smaller margins), numbered '385' in the Henri Petiet inventory system lower left corner, printed by Roger Lacourière, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1939, framed.

Georges Bloch 226
Brigitte Baer 440

Christie's London, Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints, September 17, 2009, lot 88

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