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- Object: Picasso's meninas
Various references to Picasso's works appear in this composition after Velazquez's painting 'Las Meniñas' (1656) after which Picasso had made many copies; includes a portrait of Picasso with a hammer and sickle on his painter's smock and in the mirror at the back is a double portrait of Richard Hamilton and his wife Rita Donagh; artist's proof. 1973
Soft-ground etching, etching, stipple etching, open-bite and lift-ground aquatint, drypoint and burnishing on Rives paper
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Height: 570 millimetres (image)
Height: 760 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 490 millimetres
Width: 565 millimetres
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- This comes from the second of six portfolios of prints produced by 69 artists for the 'Hommage à Picasso' project to commemorate Picasso's 90th birthday published by Propyläen Verlag, Berlin and Pantheon Presse, Rome (and organized by Petersburg Press) in 1973. This was Hamilton's first etching produced with the master printer Aldo Crommelynck who had regularly worked with Picasso on his etchings from 1963 until the artist's death in 1973.
The edition was 90. This print is one of 15 artist's proofs.
Printed by the artist and Aldo Crommelynck at Atelier Crommelynck, Paris.
- Not on display
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