Rare hand signed PICASSO cubist lithograph original proof. ‘Violin, glass, pipe and inkwell’.
Produced on cream wove stock measuring approx 19cm X 29.5cm (7.5 x 11.5in); printed single sided.
‘Copie D’epruve’, gallery stamp/date to to verso (these rare proofs were produced before the finished run and some show unique variations on the completed works).
Hand Signed Lower Right By The Artist In Graphite Crayon/Pencil. Private collection UK.
Condition very good, never having been framed or matted (some slight yellowing to the edges, commensurate with its age) which does not detract in any way from the complex beauty of this rare lithograph. Private art collection UK.
Price on application.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Picasso went through the Blue Period (1901-1904) characterized by a predominantly blue palette and subjects focusing on outcasts, beggars, and prostitutes and the Rose Period (1904-1907) of pinks and beiges, light blues, and roses, with circus people and harlequins as subjects. Then came Cubism, the fragmenting of three-dimensional forms into flat areas of pattern and color, overlapping and intertwining so that shapes and parts of the human anatomy are seen from the front and back at the same time.