Tête de Femme, fond noir

Pablo Picasso
Tête de Femme, fond noir
November 2, 1945

An original hand-signed Pablo Picasso lithograph print.

(Woman’s Head on a Black Background)

November 2, 1945

Original lithograph (lithographic paper covered with lithographic ink, the white line achieved by scraping the ink off the surface with a knife, the image then transferred to stone) printed in black ink on wove paper bearing a portion of the Arches script watermark

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Picasso.

A superb impression of the only state, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left (there were 18 additional artist’s proof impressions, for an overall edition of 68). Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris; printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris.

Catalog: Bloch 376; Güse/Rau 32; Reusse 38; Mourlot 2; Picasso Project 2.

12 1/8 x 9 3/16 inches

Sheet Size: 17 x 12 inches