Pablo Picasso, Baigneuses au Ballon. III, 1933

Artist: Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973
Title: Baigneuses au Ballon. III
Date: 1933
Medium: Drypoint on laid paper
Signature: Signed lower right in pencil
Description: rare and unique trial proof, printed on old French vergé ancien laid paper, that Picasso made and signed in pencil, and presented to master printer Jacques Frélaut. One of only four trial proofs, and the only printed on this paper. Printed by Frélaut, Paris, 1960. There is also a numbered edition of 50, plus proofs. With wide margins.
Provenance:
The artist;
Gift of the artist to master printer Jacques Frélaut;
Estate of Jacques Frélaut;
Private Collection, New York
Exhibition History:
Picasso, Braque and Léger: Twentieth Century Modern Masters. Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA, September 2012-January 2013; Oglethorpe Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, September 2013-January 2014; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, September 2016-November 2016
Literature:
Reilly Rhodes. Picasso Masterworks 1904-1937. Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions, Laguna Niguel, CA, No. 31, pp. 80-81, 2018
Reference: Bloch 254; Baer 293 B.a.
Dimensions: 17 3/4 x 12 3/4 in.
Framed Dimensions: 33 1/4 x 28 1/8 in.
Inventory Number: 405232
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