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The rare Picasso Fifteen Drawings portfolio, published in New York by Pantheon books in 1946 and issued in an edition of 500. Image size: 21 x 31 cm. Signed and dated by Picasso in the plate (not by hand). Rare collotype with Pochoir.Printed in 1946 by Albert Carman. 15 Pochoirs in colours, 1935, on wove paper, published by J. Bucher, Paris.
This collotype in colour titled “Weeping Woman” is from the “Fifteen Drawings” portfolio released by Picasso based on his original drawings. “Weeping Woman” is a striking example of Picasso’s cubist phase. This motif emerged initially through studies accompanying the progress of the mural ‘Guernica’ in 1937. Dora Maar was Picasso’s mistress from 1936 until 1944 and is the subject of this piece. “For me she’s the weeping woman. For years I’ve painted her in tortured forms, not through sadism, and not with pleasure, either; just obeying a vision that forced itself on me. It was the deep reality, not the superficial one.”
The table in front of the window
Mother and Child
Family at supper
Harlequin and Boy