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Lot 204: Pablo Picasso

Lot 204: Pablo Picasso

Balzac Portrait

1952
Crayon lithograph on Arches wove paper
Trial proof aside from the edition of 100
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris; printed by Mourlot, Paris
Signed and dated "7.12.52" in plate; stamp signed lower right margin beneath image; inscribed "épreuve d'essai" lower left; retains two stamps from the Collection of Marina Picasso verso; inscribed "M224/3184/2 ep/9 unique/2.211/B/715/49460" in graphite verso
Image: 8.5" x 6.25"; Sheet: 11.125” x 7.5”; (Image: 22 x 16 cm)
Together with copy of certificate of authenticity from the Ateliers Mourlot
Provenance: Collection of Marina Picasso; Ateliers Mourlot, Paris, France (acquired directly from the above); Private Collection, Beverly Hills, California (acquired directly from the above)
Literature: Picasso Lithographs. F. Mourlot. 1970. #224.; Pablo Picasso: Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Vol I. G. Bloch. 1968. #722.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Inventory Id: 32203

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