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PICASSO (Pablo) El entierro del Conde de Orgaz. Illustrated with 12 etchings by the artist. 1 vol. gd in-folio oblong (37,5x47) in ff. in filled, printed and illustrated folder, cardboard box covered with parchment and green cloth inside. Barcelona Gustavo Gili and Ediciones de La Cometa 25.10.1969. Printed at 263 numbered copies on watermarked Romani vellum after a drawing by Picasso, this one numbered 249. The proof of the edition is signed in pencil by PICASSO. Another folder containing a printed facsimile of Picasso's manuscript, written in colored pencils (1957-1958) is enclosed. This folder is decorated with a reproduction of a drawing in wash of 23.4.1969 referring to the "Ediciones de la Cometa" ("of the kite"). "El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz" [The Burial of the Count of Orgaz], a masterpiece by the Spanish painter El Greco, was painted around 1586 for the church of San Tomé in Toledo. Picasso had admired this painter in his youth. From 1957 to 1959, he wrote a dramatic poem named after the work of El Greco. Missing 1 engraving with the burin dated June 9, 1939 which should accompany the work Old humidity stains on the slipcase Ref : Cramer n° 146
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