Pablo Picasso. Eaux-fortes originale pour des textes de Buffon (Histoire naturelle). 1936, published 1942

Pablo Picasso Eaux-fortes originale pour des textes de Buffon (Histoire naturelle) 1936, published 1942

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Picasso was a great animal lover and he surrounded himself with pets such as dogs, goats, and birds (including an owl he tamed to sit on his finger). This rapport translated in his art to distinctive renderings of an animal's features and movements. While some animals served as fearsome symbols for him, most were free of such associations and depicted with charm and apparent pleasure.

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
Author
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
Medium
Illustrated book with thirty-one aquatints (thirteen with drypoint, thirteen with etching and drypoint, three with engraving and drypoint, and one with etching, engraving, and drypoint)
Dimensions
plate (see child records): dimensions vary; page (each approx.): 14 3/8 x 11 1/4" (36 x 28.5 cm)
Publisher
Fabiani, Paris
Printer
Lacourière, Paris
Edition
226
Credit
The Louis E. Stern Collection
Object number
976.1964.1-31
Copyright
© 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Type
Illustrated Book
Department
Drawings and Prints
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