Tasse et la Pomme,
(The cup and the apple) was created April 21,
1947 and so dated in the lithographic stone. Picasso
a number of still life arrangements in the spring of 1947 in
Picasso's child with Françoise, Claude, was born. In
visits the Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris where he begins to
make some 2,000 ceramic pieces over the next year.
Also during the fall Picasso begins working on his play Les quatre petites filles which he
finishes August 13, 1948.
This is one of 13 images created for the book "Dans a'Atelier de
Picasso" (In the workshop of Picasso). Three of the 13 images are
displayed in this Saper Galleries exhibition.
This particular example is from the collection of Marina Picasso, the
artist's grand daughter and is one of four trial proofs printed before
the limited edition of 50.
The text for the book was written by Jaime Sabartes
and published by Fernand Mourlot in 1957.
Mourlot was the famed printer at whose studio Picasso spent much time
learning and experimenting with the lithographic medium since
1945. In the next quarter century Picasso had created more than
800 lithographic images.
Norton Simon purchased more than 220 of Mourlot's Picasso lithographs
In this unusual medium, Picasso created a pen and wash drawing that was
transferred to a lithographic stone from which the edition was then