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PICASSO, Pablo; translated and with an original pastel drawing by PENROSE, Roland; inscribed to BERNIER, Rosamund
THE FOUR LITTLE GIRLS
London: Calder and Boyars, 1970. First edition thus, first printing. Signed, inscribed and with an original abstract pen and pastel drawing dedicated to Rosamund Bernier by Roland Penrose to the front free endpaper. The drawing, completed in shades of green, yellow and brown, takes the form of an abstract flower incorporating Bernier's nickname - 'Peggy' - at its centre, and is inscribed "For Peggy, with love Roland". Publisher's original black cloth with titles in silver gilt to the spine. In dustwrapper. Illustrated with six black and white drawings by Picasso. A near fine copy, the binding square, firm and bright. The contents remain clean and fresh throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a 1cm tear to the edge of the front flap, a small scrape near the foot of the spine and a little wear to the extremities. Not price-clipped (25s to the front flap). As demonstrated by the elaborate, thoughtful inscription and drawing in the present volume, Roland Penrose (1900-1984), the artist and leading promoter of Surrealism, maintained a close friendship with the renowned art lecturer and writer Rosamund Bernier (1916-2016). Both moved in similar artistic circles, and the pair shared a number of notable friends, including Picasso, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Joan Miró. As one of the organisers of the 1936 London International Surrealist Exhibition, which led to the establishment of the English surrealist movement, Penrose was at the heart of the development of abstract art in Britain, and later promoted the work of Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepwor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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