untitled lithograph is from the book Sainte
Catherine and was created by
Picasso on November 25, 1946.
Parisian Louis Aragon (1897-1982) was a poet, novelist, and essayist
who founded Surrealism with with poet Paul Eluard (1895 -1952).
In their book, Sainte
Catherine, were lithographs by Picasso and Matisse and two
others. This is the Picasso lithograph from that book as printed
In the summer of 1946 Picasso and Françoise stay at the
house that Picasso had given Dora Maar. Meanwhile he receives
daily letters from Marie-Thérèse. Françoise is
uncomfortable and wishes to leave. Soon afterwards, Françoise writes
her family that she is leaving them to live with Picasso. By
early August she is pregnant and the news is shared by the end of that
month. Picasso is happy but Françoise is less
In July, 1946 Picasso first tries his hand at making ceramics at the
Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris.