Picasso executed this graceful and balanced figure, typical of his classicizing style, using just a few strokes of an etching needle. A rare proof, this print is one of only three impressions pulled at the time the plate was created. It was inscribed by the artist for his dealer, Paul Rosenberg.
Inscription: In graphite lower left: "pour Paul Rosenberg/Picasso" In graphite lower right: "1ere epreuve/avant acierage/sur le vernis"
Mr. and Mrs. Alexandre Rosenberg; Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Alexandre Rosenberg
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010.
Bloch 97; Geiser/Baer 142.A
Colta Ives, Suzanne Boorsch, Mary L. Myers, Weston J. Naef, David W. Kiehl Notable Acquisitions, 1981-1982: Prints and Designs for Architecture and Ornament. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, pp. 47-8, ill.