Pablo Picasso, La Corrida (The Bullfight), 1956
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||La Corrida (The Bullfight), 1956|
|Medium:||Color Aquatint on Arches wove paper|
|Image:||25 3/4 in x 19 in (65.41 cm x 48.26 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 1/8 in x 22 1/2 in (76.2 cm x 57.15 cm)|
|Framed:||45 in x 38 1/4 in (114.3 cm x 97.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower right margin with the printer's embossed blindstamp in the lower left: 'Atelier Crommelynck Paris.' Also includes the printer's engraved name in black in the lower left of the image: 'Aldo Crommelynck Grav.' Published by Atelier Lacourière, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in great condition with bright, bold colors.|
Incredibly bright and stunning to view in person, the colors in this work allow for an overall exciting and vibrant composition. Full of action and capturing the energy and emotion of a bullfighting arena during a mid-summer's day, Corrida (The Bullfight) is one of Picasso's best works. "In the work of Picasso, the bull is like one of those Spanish rivers, turbulent and agitated, which lose themselves among the brambles, rocks, and reeds, only to reappear later at some other place further on, in plain sight. There are times when it appears that the bull is adumbrated even in the 'figures' of the painter, figures as profound as they are debatable and enigmatic" (Marrero, 83).
Created in 1956, Corrida (The Bullfight) is a color aquatint by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) based on an original oil on canvas of the same title. Hand-signed in pencil in the lower right, this piece is also numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left. Printed by Aldo Crommelynck on Arches wove paper, the print features the embossed blindstamp in the lower left margin; it reads: 'Atelier Crommelynck Paris' and further engraved in the plate in black ink in the lower left: 'Aldo Crommelynck Grav.' Published by Atelier Lacourière, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It 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 final sale of the work) :
1. Wofsy, Alan. The Picasso Project, Europe At War 1939-1940. Wofsy Fine Art: 1998. Original oil on canvas listed as cat. no. 39-360 on pg. 70.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.