Lithograph on wove paper with watermark "Arches" approx. 30.7 x 23.5 cm (44.2 x 32.5 cm), framed. Unsigned proof of 18 artist's proofs. The first of three states of this motif, which Picasso worked out during the same day. - The reverse with the collection stamp of Marina Picasso and the handwritten number "46.297". - Slight browning within the former mat opening.
Mourlot 8, 1st state; not recorded by Bloch
Collection Marina Picasso
cf. in general: Pablo Picasso. Die Lithographien, with a preface by Ernst-Gerhard Güse and a catalogue raisonné by Bernd Rau, Stuttgart 1988, no. 52 with ill.; Ulrike Gauss (ed.), Pablo Picasso. Die Lithographie. Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster. Die Sammlung Huizinga, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000, no. 55/8, with ill. p. 38