Pablo Picasso, Portrait de jeune Fille, d’après Cranach le Jeune. II, 1958

Artist: Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973
Title: Portrait de jeune Fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune. II
Date: 1958
Medium: Linoleum cut printed in black on heavy printing paper
Description: A unique and extremely rare test proof impression of the first state, "Cinquième plateau: le Noir", printed in black ink, prior to the edition. Possibly the only known proof in existence, with remnants of another unidentifiable proof verso, printed in black. A progressive example of the first state, likely the first impression before the plate was primed. Picasso expert Brigitte Baer's first state of two. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra, Vallauris.
Reference: Bloch 859; Baer 1053
Dimensions: 38 x 29 3/8 in.
Framed Dimensions: 47 1/4 x 36 5/8 in.
Inventory Number: 914938
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