- Museum number
- Object: Portrait de Jeune Fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune.II
Woman with hands clasped, wearing sixteenth-century dress, after the 1564 painting by Lucas Cranach the Younger in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; working proof, Baer's 'Superposition des plateaux, B.e (of C.b.)', printed from the second state of 'Premier plateau : le Bistre' and from the second state state of 'Cinquième plateau : le Noir'.1958
Linocut printed in bistre and black ink, printed on the back of a poster
- Production date
Height: 635 millimetres (image)
Height: 800 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 530 millimetres (image)
Width: 570 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- Baer records one impression printed on offset paper and annotated by the printer in the left bottom corner. Since this impression has no annotation and is printed on the back of a poster, at least one additional impression must have been printed and notseen by Baer.
A number of working proofs of 'Portrait de jeune Fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune. II' were printed on the reverse of posters because it was one of the first linocuts Picasso worked on. The artist, then unsure whether Galerie Louise Leiris would cover the costs of his new artistic experiment, asked the printer not to spend money on quality paper and to consequently print some of the working/trial proofs on old posters.
- Not on display
- Prints and Drawings
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