Creighton-Davis Gallery
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Fine and Decorative Lottery Style Auction

Sat, Apr 6, 2024 03:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 297

Picasso, Pablo, Spanish 1881-1973

Estimate: $100 - $2,000

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  • Title: "Le cocu assistant la comparution, devant l'inquisition, d'unefemme nue encha n e par un bourreau" from "Le cocu magnifique", C-140; Bloch 1252; Baer 1440
  • Medium:etching
  • , from the unnumbered edition of 200, aside from the signed edition of 30 which acompanined the first 30 portfolios
  • Publisher-Year:As printed and published by Editions de l'Atelier Crommelynck, Paris
  • Size: , ,plate size: 8 11/16 x 12 5/8 in. (22.1 x 32.1 cm)
  • See Provenance for Additional Information


    In very fine, fresh condition, the full sheet., Framed in accordance with accepted conservation standards, acid free mats and mounts, removable hinging.
Reference: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text on the original graphics of the artist by Cramer, No. 140; Bloch No. 1252; Baer No. 1440.

Provenance: With a Park West Gallery certificate.
Note: "Le cocu magnifique" was a three act play written by Fernand Crommelynck, which Picasso illustrated with 12 original etchings some with aquatint and drypoint.The set was released with all 12 etchings bound in the book with the play. An additional 30 sets of signed images on wide margined paper accompanied the first 30 numbered editions of the book. The etching being sold here is from the book edition.

This image is one of the most accomplished compositions in the set of 12.