La Puce (The Flea)
By Pablo Picasso
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Reference: (Bloch 359) (Baer 606.II.B) (Cramer 37)
Medium: aquatint, drypoint
Edition size: Around 36
Image size: 13 x 9 1/2 inches
Sheet size: 14 3/8 x 11 inches
Sugarlift aquatint, drypoint, and scraper printed on Vidalon wove paper with "Ambroise Vollard" watermark.
A supplement to the suite of 31 illustrations done by Picasso for Histoire Naturelle by Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon.
This print was included in the first 36 sets of the edition of 226 books; this impression comes from one of a few copies marked "Exemplaire de Collaborateur" on the justification page
Printed by Lacourière, Paris, 1942
Published by Martin Fabiani, Paris, 1942
Framed: 23 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches