Etching, 28 x 39 cm, lo. ri. autographed Picasso, lo. le. num. 38/50, in the plate dat. 23.8.68 II, matted a. framed under glass, uninspected out of frame. - From the series 347. - In a titanic effort the 87 year old Picasso created the 347 series, named after the number of it's prints. For him they were a proof of the creative possibilities of figuration in contrast to conceptual art. The artist demonstrates his still vital mastery of drawing, but also of the different intaglio techniques. This productiveness was among others made possible by the printing workshop that the printer Crommelynck established in Picasso's house in Mougins. - Literature: Cat. rais.: Bloch 1773. - Provenance: Galerie Hans Hoeppner, Hamburg, 15.11.1988; Galerie La Colombe, Puerto de la Cruz, Teneriffa, private collection of the gallery owner; 2018 by descent to the her sister in Hamburg. - Universal genius, one of the most eminent artist of all times with ground-breaking achievements in nearly all genres, in the most important collections all over the world.