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Pablo Picasso, Deux vieillards et voilier (Two Old Men and a Ship), Pl. 4 from Lysistrata, 1934

original Picasso Deux Vieillards et Voilier (Two Old Men and a Ship), 1934 for sale

Signed Pablo Picasso Etching, Deux vieillards et voilier (Two Old Men and a Ship), Pl. 4 from Lysistrata, 1934

Artist1: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Title: Deux vieillards et voilier (Two Old Men and a Ship), Pl. 4 from Lysistrata, 1934

Reference: Bloch 270, Baer 390, Cramer bk. 24

Medium: Etching on wove paper

Image Size: 8 1/4 in 5 1/2 in (21 cm x 14 cm)

Sheet Size: 13 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (33.7 cm x 26 cm)

Framed Size: approx. 24 1/4 in x 21 1/4 in (61.6 cm x 54 cm)

Edition: Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower right margin.

Signature: This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left margin.

Condition: This work is in excellent condition.

Gallery Price:
SOLD
W-5860

Historical Description of this artwork


Pablo Picasso Deux vieillards et voilier (Two Old Men and a Ship), Pl. 4, 1934 is from a series of etching that Picasso made to accompany the next of Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The play takes place during the Peloponnesian War when Sparta and Athens are at war. The women stage a sex strike under the guidance of Lysistrata to try to bring the war to an end. The war was very long and seemed unending, which Picasso has managed to convey perfectly in the defeated expressions of the old men. One holds his head in his hand, looking woeful about the state of the world. The other crosses his arms with a furrowed brow. Picasso has an exemplary talent of depicting human expression and emotions, and he taps into the exhaustion and defeat of these two men.

Created in 1934, this etching on wove paper is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left margin and numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower right margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Two Old Men and a Ship (Deux vieillards et voilier), Pl. 4 from Lysistrata, 1934 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome II. Berne : Galerie Kornfeld, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 390.

2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067. Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 270.

3. Cramer, Patrick. Pablo Picasso The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Patrick Cramer Publisher, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 24.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Two Old Men and a Ship (Deux vieillards et voilier), Pl. 4 from Lysistrata, 1934 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.