Pablo Picasso, Femme assise (Seated Woman), 1955
Signed Pablo Picasso, Lithograph, Femme assise (Seated Woman), 1955
|Artist:||Picasso, Pablo (1881 - 1973), After|
|Title:||Femme assise (Seated Woman), 1955|
|Reference:||Czwiklitzer 104, Rodrigo 68|
Original Color Lithograph
|Image Size:||36 1/5 in x 23 3/5 in (92 cm x 60 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||40 3/5 in x 27 in (103 in x 68.5 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 50 in x 37 in (127 cm x 94 cm)|
|Signed:||This work is signed by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Edition:||Numbered 76/100 in the lower left margin; bearing printed inscription above edition number: 'MOURLOT LITH.'|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition with rich color.|
|Gallery Price: |
|Sorry, this item is sold. Please visit the rest of our Picasso fine art collection|
|Depicting Picasso's muse and lover Dora Maar, a painter and photographer in
her own right, this work beguiles the viewer. Its abstracted imagery recalls
the artist's seminal painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), a canvas that
secured his place in art history. Femme assise is a half-length portrait showing
Dora with her arms framing her body; in one arm she holds a piece of fruit.
Her eyes, set on different levels, are large and somewhat haunting. They hold
the viewer's gaze, and one can only imagine what it must have been like to be
in Picasso's place, meeting her look. The tight margins and defined, close space
of the yellow room enforce this sense of intimacy, hinting at deeper, more complicated
layers of emotion.
Created in 1955, this original color lithograph is hand-signed by the artist in the lower right and numbered 76/100 in the lower left. Mourlot was the printer, and created this work after the original oil on canvas entitled Woman's Face (Dora Maar), painted by Picasso in 1944. The poster was commissioned for a 1955 exhibition of the artist's work at the Musée des art décoratifs, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
1. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Pablo Picasso: Plakate 1923-1973. Munich: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1981. Illustrated as catalogue no. 104.
2. Christopher, Picasso's Posters, 1971. Another example of the work is listed and illustrated in this catalogue raisonné as cat. no. 92 and detailed on pg. 318.
3. Rodrigo, Luis Carlos. Picasso: in his posters, image and work. Spain: Arte Ediciones, 1992. Listed and illustrated on pp. 104-05 as catalogue no. 038.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing: