Le Couple (from Dons des Fminines)
etching on chine wove paper,
plate: 8.375 x 6.5 inches sight: 10.125 x 8.125 inches sheet: 13.75 x 10.125 inches overall with frame: 18.375 x 14.5 inches,
signed in pencil lower right: Picasso and numbered in pencil lower left: II/XI (aside from the edition of 50).
Literature: Bloch 690.
Condition: In overall fair condition, there is severe waving to the sheet from being exposed to moisture. The sheet does not look to be trimmed but there is evidence of water damage along the very margins of the sheet. The image itself does look to be in good condition but there is a lot of creasing and bulging areas of the sheet. This work would benefit from being restored and properly reframed.
Auction Date: April 17, 2021
Estimate: $2,000 - 4,000