Pablo Picasso, ‘Two Seated Women’, 1938, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original etching printed in black ink on antique laid paper bearing a bull watermark.

Bearing the artist’s estate signature stamp in the margin lower right Picasso.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left; printed by Roger Lacourière on Montval laid paper in 1942, these impressions were neither signed nor numbered). One of 45 subjects from the Caisse à Remourds suite, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1980; printed during the artist’s lifetime by Jacques Frélaut, Paris, 1961.

Sheet Size: 14 x 20 ½ inches

In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with full margins.

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