A painstakingly recreated facsimile of the second of Picasso’s earliest sketchbooks in the collection of the Picasso Museum, Barcelona, containing drawings dating from between November 1894 and January 1895. Includes male and female nudes; studies of hands; caricatures; sketches of various animals, and of family members including two of his youngest sister, Mar?a de la Concepci?n, who died aged seven on January 10, 1895. The album itself is in gilt-decorated red cloth, with the original ink and water stains reproduced on the covers. Inside, the drawings, washes, heightening and stains are reproduced on different paper stocks to match the original. With an accompanying 64-page booklet with an explanatory text and descriptive inventory in English and Spanish. Card covers in dustjacket in original glassine wrapper, very lightly yellowed towards spine. Numbered 562 of an edition of 800. Both volumes contained in patterned slipcase with title laid on. Near fine throughout.
Picasso, Pablo; de Lasarte, Juan Ainaud, Carnet Picasso, La Coruña, 1894-1895, Editorial Gustavo Gili, 1971