Pablo Picasso etching from the cancelled plate published by Albert Skira. This etching is plate 26, as published in 1931 for Ovid ‘ Les Métamorphoses’. The folio contained a suite of 30 etchings, all unsigned, loose as issued. This is from the edition of 100 suites of impressions from the cancelled plates with remarques which were printed on Rives wove. In very good condition.
Plate size 314 x 224 mm
Sheet size 324 x 257 mm
Reference: Crammer 19, Bloch 124. Crammer states that the edition was of 145 copies of which 5 copies were on White Imperial paper with a suite on japon etc and a signed drawing; 25 copies were on white imperial Japan with a suite in japan; 95 copies on Arches laid paper numbered from 31-125; 20 hors commerce copies reserved for artist & the collaborators. All copies were signed in by the artist, the first 30 in ink, the rest in pencil. ‘There were also 100 suites of impressions from the cancelled plates with remarques which were printed on Rives wove and numbered from the 1 to 100, as were 10 suites on china, numbered from l to X’