Pablo Picasso, Femme de Barbu (Bearded Man's Wife) 1953
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Femme de Barbu (Bearded Man's Wife) 1953|
|Medium:||Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes, knife engraved under partial brushed glaze (black, beige, green, grey patina)|
|Image:||DIMENSIONS: 14 13/16 in x 10 13/16 in (37.5 cm x 20.5 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 500.|
|Signature:||This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse, along with the handwritten 'EDITION PICASSO' inscription in black.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
In this charismatic ceramic, Picasso creates a strong profile of a woman. With green and white highlights to accentuate the facial features over the beige underneath, it's almost as if she is effervescent. Taken in contrast to her dark luscious hair that flows around the vase, everything Picasso does accentuates the pitcher's shape perfectly, right down to the neck which is hardly ever featured in his ceramic faces.
Created in 1953, this turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes, knife engraved under partial brushed glaze (black, beige, green, grey patina) is from the edition of 500. Featured on the verso are the inscribed stamps 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO', along with the handwritten 'EDITION PICASSO' inscription in black.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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. 193.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.