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Lot 175: PABLO PICASSO | Portrait de Jacqueline de Face. I (Tête de Femme) (B. 1064; Ba. 1278)
28 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Linoleum cut printed in black, 1961, an extremely rare working proof of Baer's I of III (unrecorded on this paper), a proof aside from the numbered edition of 50, with the inkstamp of the printer, Arnéra, on the verso, on a thin fibrous green paper
The print is in generally good condition, with full margins. A large loss at upper left. A smaller loss and associated repaired tear in the lower margin, just into the subject. Another repaired tear in the upper right margin, just into the subject, and with associated crease and staining. A diagonal crease in the lower right margin corner. A few smaller tears and stains in the margins. The sheet with pale discoloration from exposure to light. A few slight scuffs in the black, and a few slight creases in the lower part of the image. Offprint on the verso.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Dimensions: image: 645 by 535 mm 25 3/8 by 21 in