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 Size:25 3/4 in x 19 in (65.41 cm x 48.26 cm)
Sheet Size:30 1/4 in x 22 1/2 in (76.8 cm x 57.15 cm)
Framed Size:33 3/4 in x 27 1/2 in (85.7 cm x 69.9 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 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 great condition with bright, bold colors.
ID #w-7851

Historical Description

Incredibly bright and stunning to view in person, the colors in Pablo Picasso La Corrida (The Bullfight), 1956 allow for an overall exciting and vibrant composition.

Full of action and capturing the energy and emotion of an arena during a mid-summer's day, Pablo Picasso La Corrida (The Bullfight), 1956 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, La 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:

Pablo Picasso La Corrida (The Bullfight), 1956 is 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. The original oil on canvas that this work is based on is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné  no. 39-360 on pg. 70.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Pablo Picasso La Corrida (The Bullfight), 1956 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Bull Animals