Series of 3 proof states, 1/4, 4/5 and 5/5 (from a suite of 18 etched scenes on two plates).

The series demonstrates the significant changes made by Picasso during the work. The 5th state includes for the first time four additional scenes etched in quite a different style in response to the bombing of Guernica on 26 April 1937. The scathing satire and spoof mythology are replace by a more direct expression of the horrors of innocent slaughter.


Estate of Roger Lacourière; Frederick Mulder.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB
01223 332900

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun & Bank Holidays, 12noon – 5pm Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

Exhibitions at Fitzwilliam Museum

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