Pablo Picasso, ‘Paysan et Maja I’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Paysan et Maja I’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Paysan et Maja I’, 1971, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Printed by: Crommelynck Freres, Paris

Series: This is plate 74 from the Series 156.

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1963

Bloch, Georges 1929
Fair 1938.B.b
Bloch, Georges: Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol.
Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (B:1929)
Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer.Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Catalogue raisonné de
l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld. 1986-1996. (1938) GB.96
Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2016.

The stock of Henri M Petiet, Paris. The dealers stamp H.M.P in an oval, verso. Petiet was one of the most famous art dealers of Paris in the post war era. He bought the stock of Vollard on that dealers untimely death and proceeded to become one of the leading print dealers in Paris. The fact that our piece emanates from this source gives authenticity and prominence to it.

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