Pablo Picasso Etching, 12 1/4" X 8 3/4",
PABLO PICASSO (SPANISH 1881-1973), ETCHING, 12 1/4" X 8 3/4", "FEMME NUE ASSISE DEVANT UN RIDEAU":1931; printed in 1939; from "La Suite Vollard"; signed in pencil; published by Vollard; reference: Bloch 137; 12 1/4" x 8 3/4" plate size; 17 1/2" x 13 1/4" paper size; #202 on front LL edge; Vollard watermark in center of bottom margin; float framed. Bloch catalogue Raisonné reference number at bottom of front and back (inventory number on bottom of back as well - all in pencil).
As viewed under room light in the opened frame: print is now completely loose; slight overall foxing; small yellow tape residue/staining at top and bottom of the back of the plate mark area where it had been attached to the mount with 2 small pieces of masking tape (tape still presently attached to the non-acid free mount); slight handling creases; very, very light straight line around the entire plate mark occurring from 7/8" to 1 1/2" away from the plate mark (maybe done even it was printed?), archival mounting tape on the front in the top 2 corners; deckled paper edges on 3 sides; molding of frame is nicked. Rf, 4-20-2012, 1:26 PM