Title: "Portrait of Mrs Paul Elouard"
lithograph on Arches watermarked paper,1962, unsigned as issued, edition size unknown,Mourlot Freres, Paris, France
Comments: Nusch Eluard (1906 - 1946) was a significant figure in the surrealist movement in her own right. Originally an actress she met the famous Paul Edouard in the street in Paris. The poet had recently separated from his wife, Gala, who had just gone off to partner with artist Salvador Dali. She became a muse to the surrealist movement and was a model for Man Ray who made several highly erotic photographs of her. She and Paul married in 1934. During the 1930’s Pablo Picasso became a good friend of the Elouards and the painter often depicted Nusch - so much so that it was considered at the time that they were having a romantic affair. It was believed that Paul approved of this union: Paul had previously “lent” his first wife, Gala, to Max Ernst. During the Second World War she worked in the French Resistance in Nazi occupied France. Tragically she died aged forty of a massive stroke.This lithograph is made after an original painting by Picasso from 1938.
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sheet: 35.5 x 27.25 in (90.17 X 27.25)
Minor toning otherwiseIn good condition. Additional and larger photos and more information may often be available in our main site catalog.
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