Lot 175
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Estimation :
2000 - 3000 EUR
Ex-libris of Max Pellequer. Etchings in black. S.n.n.d. (Ateliers Lacourière et Frélaut, 1930). 135 x 97 mm. 135 x 94 mm. Framed under glass with gilt rod, 162 x 200 mm. Baer, 198. A very rare etching by Picasso, printed on Chine, depicting two ex-libris made for the collector Max Pellequer. Originally, these two ex-libris were on the same plate, measuring 140 x 195 mm., separated by an ink line. They have been separated here and the margins have been slightly trimmed. The ink line has been removed. Two prints are mentioned by Baert, one before the letter, on Rives vellum, printed by Fort in 1930, of which 2 prints are known, and another with the letter, on Chine, printed by Lacourière in 1934, the number of which is not defined. It is certain that 15 prints were printed for the collector, these 15 prints being signed and justified by Picasso, but it is very likely that Lacourière printed others. Our print is printed on Chine. It does not contain any handwritten mention and is not signed. The two bookplates are laminated on laid paper, in the upper margin for about 15 mm. The glue used seems to be quite neutral, no marks or yellowing appearing in the upper margin. These bookplates are all the more rare as they were not to be distributed but were intended for the exclusive use of the collector, in this case Max Pellequer.
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