May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 311

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Au Theatre: Couple Avec un Flutiste et un Petit Chien.

Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1966. 220x320 mm; 8 5/8x12 5/8 inches, full margins. One of only 3 proofs before the steel-facing and beveling of the plate, aside from the published edition of 50 and 15 artist's proofs. Inscribed "épreuve avant aciérage" in pencil and with the artist's signature ink stamp, lower margin. Printed by Crommelynck, Mougins. Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris. From 60 Gravures. Ex-collection Marina Picasso, with the violet ink stamp (Lugt 3698, verso) and registered with the Picasso Archives, Paris with the inventory number "27569" in pencil, verso. A richly-inked impression. Bloch 1431; Baer 1459.