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Picasso, Célestine, Maja Et Complice

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An original sugarlift aquatint printed in black ink on Auvergne Richard-de-Bas laid paper bearing the “La Celestine” watermark, from the book edition of 400. It is dated in the plate at the upper right "27.5.68. II" (in reverse). This work is a fine impression of the definitive state (there were 50 additional impressions printed on BFK Rives wove paper and issued as plate 122 of the series 347 Gravures). Plate LXIV of 66 etchings and aquatints from the album La Célestine, illustrating the text, a dramatized novel in 21 acts, also known as La Tragicomedia de Calisto Y Melibea, attributed to Fernando de Rojas, originally published in Burgos in 1499. Published by Éditions de l’Atelier Crommelynck, Paris; printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, 1971.Pablo Picasso is arguably the most discussed, exhibited, and influential artist of the 20th Century. Together with Georges Bracques, he founded the Cubist movement, and continued to dominate the trajectory of Modern art through his long life.

This work is part of a carefully curated selection by noted fine art expert Jennifer McCloskey, who was formerly affiliated with Doyle Gallery in New York and is now based in San Francisco. If you have questions about any of the works in this selection, please send an email to

Bloch 1603; Cramer 149; Baer 1618 B.c; Picasso Project 1603

Product Information

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
original sugarlift aquatint printed in black ink on Auvergne Richard-de-Bas laid paper
Frame details:
archivally framed/acid-free materials/silk mat
platemark, 4 5/8" x 2 3/8";
sheet size, 8 1/8" x 6 1/2";
framed, 17 1/4" x 16 1/2"
Do not hang in direct sunlight.
Please note:
This work comes with a certificate of authenticity.