This linocut edition was produced and published with the support of the Galerie Louise Leiris, a fine art gallery in Paris established by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler in 1920. In 1940, the business was turned over to Louise Leiris, who was Kahnweiler's sister-in-law. It was run under her name. Prominent among the artists who sold paintings through this gallery was Pablo Picasso. This is referred to as an “after” because it is rendered after the linocut with the same title done in 1959. The linocut version done in 1959 was loan to the printer in Stuttgart to ensure a perfect rendering. It was signed by the artist as a dedication to a friend or family member or perhaps for the printer, and is commonly known as a proof. (After the 1959 linocut).
Printed: Verlag Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, Germany
Catalog Ref: Cramer 84
Medium: Linoleum cut
Image size: 15" x 12.5"
Edition: Signed proof / Ed. 150
Signature: Hand signed in color crayon