Sale: 424 / Modern Art, June 11./13. 2015 in Munich Lot 270

 

270
Pablo Picasso
Les Saltimbanques, 1922.
Etching and aquatint in colors
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 27.549

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Les Saltimbanques. 1922.
Etching and aquatint in colors Jacques Villon after a painting by Picasso from 1905.
Ginestet/Pouillon E 634. Signed and additionally signed and dated in plate. Lower margin inscribed "gravé par Jacques Villon 1922" in facette. From an edition of 200 copies. On wove paper by Arches (with watermark). 59.7 x 42.3 cm (23.5 x 16.6 in). Sheet: 84,4 x 60 cm (33,2 x 23,6 in).
Published by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris. [CB].

Jacques Villon's mastery in aquatint etching becomes particularly obvious in this graphic interpretation. Villon worked for many of his artist colleagues, helping them to more popularity through spreading his graphic sheets. Next to Picasso's famous subject, which originates from a series of illustrations of circus artists, it is the technical poise with which Villon gets out the subject's silver lining, that make it an unusual graphic document.



270
Pablo Picasso
Les Saltimbanques, 1922.
Etching and aquatint in colors
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
Sold:
€ 23,750 / $ 27.549

(incl. 25% surcharge)