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This artwork, Resting Sculptor III from Suite Vollard, plate 64 by Pablo Picasso, is currently for sale at Gilden's Arts UK.
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Pablo Picasso, Resting Sculptor III from Suite Vollard, plate 64
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TITLE:  Resting Sculptor III from Suite Vollard, plate 64
ARTIST:  Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)
WORK DATE:  1933
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Original Hand Signed Etching on montval paper with Picasso watermark
MARKINGS:  This original etching is hand signed by the artist "Picasso" the lower right hand corner of the work.
SIZE:  Paper size: 34 x 44.4cm / 13.4 x 17.5 in
Image size: 19.3 x 26.7 cm / 7.5 x 10.5 in
PRICE*:  20,000 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Gilden's Arts UK  +44 (0)20 7435 3340  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  It was printed in by Lacourière in a limited edition of 250 impressions in 1933 and published by A. Vollard, Paris. A further 50 impressions were printed on larger Montval paper.
This is the 64th plate in the Suite Vollard and was released on the 3rd of April 1933.

This etching is from Picasso's most important series of etchings known as the Suite Vollard.
The Suite Vollard, created between 1930-37, was named after it publisher, the French art dealer and critic Ambroise Vollard. Picasso and Vollard shared a close working relationship up until 1910; however, after this date Vollard was no longer Picasso’s dealer though the two continued to collaborate on publishing projects. In 1930, Vollard, encouraged by the success of two earlier ventures, ambitiously commissioned 100 plates from Picasso and by 1937 the plates were completed and given to master printer Roger Lacouriere to print. The entire edition comprises 3 copies on parchment, 50 copies on larger format Montval paper (50 x 38 cm) and 250 on smaller format Montval paper 44.5 x 34.0). Tragically, Ambroise Vollard died in a car crash 22 July 1939 leaving the project temporarily suspended, until a greater part of the edition was purchased by the print dealer Henri Petiet. After World War II Petiet engaged Picasso to sign a certain number of sets, and this continued up until 1969 but ceased with the publication of the 347 Series. Hence, a large number of the prints from the edition of 250 remain unsigned.

Very Good Condition.

PROVENANCE:  Galleri Samlaren, Agnes Widlund, Stockholm, Sweden
The Galleri Samaren was a Swedish gallery active in the 1950's and 1960's that dealt with Modern European Masters as well as Avant Garde artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters and Mark Tobey.
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Gilden's Arts Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Bloch, Georges, 1968, Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967, Berne Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 173
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