Pablo PicassoLe Couple. 1947.

Original lithograph in black ink. 1947. Signed in pencil. Numbered in

pencil.  Dated in the stone; 'Dimanche

23.3.47'. The issued edition, as here, was 50 impressions. (There were also 5

proofs). Drawn and printed at the studio of Mourlot, Paris 1947.


Reference: Mourlot -

Picasso Lithographs – also  ‘The Picasso

Project’  revision no 80.

Güse-Rau - Picasso The Lithographs no 179.


Note: For this composition Picasso returned to

a group of sketch studies on this theme

drawn in the South of France over the period from 1942 to 1946.


Very fine impression with rich inking. On cream wove Arches-type paper.

Fine condition; slight traces of previous mounting. Image drawn virtually to

the full sheet size, as issued.  Full

sheet with the deckle: 498 x 650mm.