Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Head of a Young Boy, 1945; Lithograph (framed); Signed and numbered 32/50; 17" x 13" (sheet); Printer: Fernand Mourlot; Publisher: Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris; Literature: Bloch 378; Mourlot 8; Provenance: Estate of Nancy Jane Thomsen
Sale Price: $11,875
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Lithograph on Arches wove. Third state of three. Signed and numbered in pencil lower recto. A few small spots of soiling. Sheet is evenly toned. There is some faint distinction to toning in margins, but this is difficult to decipher. There is a faint surface scratch to image (visible mainly in the black area to the left of boy's face). This scratch is only visible in raking light. Partial Arches watermark to sheet. Sheet is hinged at top corners. Sheet is stamped on lower left corner verso: Made in France. Some pencil notations on verso. Wide, full margins. Richly inked impression of this scarce print.