Pablo Picasso, Le hibou au fond blanc (Owl with White Background), 1947
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Le hibou au fond blanc (Owl with White Background), 1947|
|Reference:||Bl. 408, M. 53|
|Medium:||Lithograph on wove paper|
|Image:||25 in x 15 1/2 in (63.5 cm x 39.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||25 3/4 x 19 5/8 in (65.4 cm x 49.9 cm)|
|Framed:||39 in x 32 7/8 in (99.1 cm x 83.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left, aside from 5 artist’s proofs.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Symbols of wisdom, imagination, and mortality, Picasso presents his beloved motif, the owl, in a side profile. With stunning line work and graphic color of simple black against white, Picasso expresses the beautiful form of the bird while highlighting its majestic quality which is what makes the work so captivating.
Created in 1947, this lithograph on wove paper is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left and numbered from the edition of 50. In addition the work is dated in the stone in the upper left, ‘20.1.47’.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Picasso Owl with White Background (Le hibou au fond blanc ), 1947, is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).
1. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonne no. 408.
2. Gauss, Ulrike. Pablo Picasso Lithographs. Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster: The Huiziga collection. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2000. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 162.
3. Mourlout, Fernand. Picasso Lithographe Volume I,1919-1947.Monte Carlo: André Sauret. Listed an illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 53.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards,Picasso Owl with White Background (Le hibou au fond blanc ), 1947, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.