Faune aux branchages. 1948. Lithograph. Mourlot 113. Bloch 520. Signed and numbered. From an edition of 50 copies. On firm Arches wove paper (with the watermark). 66 x 53 cm (25.9 x 20.8 in). Sheet: 76,5 x 56 cm (30,1 x 22 in). [KT]. • Particularly harmonious motif, sought-after copy from the Faun lithograph series created in Vallauris on March 10, 1948. • In terms of motif variety, scope and technical ability, Picasso's graphic accomplishments reached their peak after 1945. • The faun or satyr as a mythological being and a figure of identification for the artist is an important and recurring motif in Picasso's graphic work.
PROVENANCE: Collection Dr. Ernst Hauswedell, Hamburg (until 1957). Private collection (acquired from the above in 1957).