Sale: 374 / Modern Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 58

 
Pablo Picasso - Les Saltimbanques


 
58
Pablo Picasso
Les Saltimbanques, 1922.
Etching and aquatint in colours
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Etching and aquatint in colors by Jacques Villon after a painting by Picasso from 1905
Ginestet/Pouillon E 634. Signed Picasso and Jacques Villon as well as inscribed: "8-10 epreuve d'artiste". Inscribed: "gravé par Jacques Villon 1922" in the facet in lower plate margin. Copy aside from the edition of 200 copies in colors. On wove paper by Arches (with watermark). 59,7 x 42,2 cm (23,5 x 16,6 in)Sheet: 91 x 62,3 cm (35,7 x 24,5 in).
Released by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris.

Jacques Villon‘s mastery in aquatint etchings becomes most obvious in this graphic interpretation. Villon worked for many of his artist colleagues, the spread of his prints also helped to increase their popularity. Besides the well-known subject of Picasso, which originates from a series of illustrations of circus artists, it is particularly the technical mastery with which Villon gets the most out of the subject, making the sheet an unusual graphic document. [KD].

58
Pablo Picasso
Les Saltimbanques, 1922.
Etching and aquatint in colours
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,600
Sold:
€ 22,500 / $ 27.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)