Málaga 1881 - 1973 Mougins
Remarque pour le portrait de Picasso par Lemagny
Etching on wove paper with watermark "BFK", the etching by Lemagny on rolled-on China. Overall dimension of the plate 39.7 x 27.6 cm (55.8 x 38.3 cm). Signed in red chalk by Picasso, signd in pencil by Lemagny and numbred '20/20' (differing from the edition mentioned by Baer). Proof aside from the edition. Édition Ateliers Moret. - Jean Cocteau published the book "Témoignage" on the occasion of Pablo Picasso's 75th birthday in 1956 at the publishing house Pierre Bertrand, Paris. Paul P. Lemagny created a portrait of Picasso for this publication, to which Picasso himself added an etching in the lower margin of the plate. According to Baer, the plate was seperately printed with the remarque in an edition of 65 on wove paper and 32 on simili Japan. In the book edition (Pierre Bertrand éditeur), the protrait appeared without the remarque. - Minor marginal tear.
Baer 955, cf. b.; Bloch 823