(After) Picasso

Portrait of Dora Marr (Tete de femme au chapeau)



Picasso, Pablo b. 1881, Malaga, Spain d. 1973, Moulins, France

Signed and dated in the plate mid right hand side. This version is from 1990 (also after the painting dated, 1939). Text: Hommage a Fernand Mourlot and smaller print beneath that, is copyright and certification of the limited numbers made of this iconic work. Lithograph in colours, with lettering printed below the image. Arches velin 75 x 55 cm approximately Excellent condition considering its age and function as a work made to publicise and celebrate a milestone.




This work was first conceived as a lithograph (after the painting by Picasso, 1939), firstly in 1956 for an exhibition of Modern Art at Galerie Beyer. It was known that in the same year, Deschamps made the lithograph, (without the printing beneath the image as seen in the two poster versions), with the express permission of Picasso, who was known to have signed the work in the lower right in the margin in pencil. Only 50 copies of the lithograph proper were made, making it highly sought after, fetching in excess of 50 thousand dollars US!

Then, the first of the lettered editions of the zinc plated adaptation by Henri Deschamps, was limited to 500 copies some of which were hand signed by Picasso. This piece on offer, is the third version, that celebrated100 years of printing at the famous Atelier Mourlot in Paris. The version of the posteris was produced using the same zinc plated process, and was limited to 1000 copies only. No further editions have been known to have been made.