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Pablo Picasso, Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956 A.R. 305

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956
Reference:A.R. 305
Medium:Madoura round/square plate of white earthenware clay with decoration accentuated with oxidized paraffin and oxides (ivory, brown, blue) under glaze
Image:DIAMETER: 9 3/4 in (25 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 400.
Signature:Bearing publisher's stamps on the underside: 'Madoura plein feu' and 'Empreinte originale de Picasso'.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7250
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Historical Description

A charming still life of a flower-filled vase and a leafy apple tilted on its side meets the eye in Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956. Our eye travels from the blue and brown decorating the apple's surface out along its leaves up into the petals of the flowers. Falling at mirrored angles, the flowers' stems and apple's leaves echo the rounded edges of the plate. Casting a shadow of tapered lines, the vase acts as a strong vertical anchor in the rounded composition. Pablo Picasso Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956 demonstrates Picasso's easy sense of composition and his ability to transform an everyday item into a work of art.

Created in 1956, this white earthenware clay round/square plate with decoration accentuated with oxidized paraffin and oxides (ivory, brown, blue) under glaze is from the edition of 400. This work bears the publisher's stamps on the underside: 'Madoura plein feu' and 'Empreinte originale de Picasso'.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 305.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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