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Pablo Picasso, Profil de Jacqueline (Jacqueline's Profile), 1956 A.R. 383

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Profil de Jacqueline (Jacqueline's Profile), 1956
Reference:A.R. 383
Medium:Original ceramic wall plaque of white earthenware clay accentuated with oxidized paraffin
Image:DIAMETER: 7 1/4 in (18.5 cm)
Edition:From the total edition of 500
Signature:Inscribed stamps on the underside of the plaque 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU'
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7254
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Historical Description

Utilizing simple, clean-cut lines, Picasso creates an iconic image of his second wife Jacqueline. Picasso's geometric portrayal of Jacqueline in profile appears somewhat hieroglyphic in nature; with her decorated, long hair, large eyes, and triangular nose, Jacqueline bears a resemblance to an Egyptian pharaoh. She is strikingly beautiful as she gazes forward with a tranquil yet adoring expression on her face. The viewer can almost imagine that this loving look was one reserved for Picasso alone. A subtle tint of light aquamarine highlights Jacqueline's profile, creating a contrast against the dark brown lines and ivory background. Picasso perfectly accentuates the graceful form of Jacqueline's exquisite face by placing her profile to the left of the composition so that the curve of her head perfectly follows the curve of the ceramic plaque.

Created in 1956, this original ceramic convex wall plaque was created with white earthenware clay accentuated with oxidized paraffin. From an edition of 500, this work is stamped 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' on the underside of the plaque.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Profil de Jacqueline (Jacqueline's Profile), 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. Bloch, Georges. Pablo PicassoTome III Catalogue de l'œuvre grave céramique 1949 - 1971. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein, 1972. A variation listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 78 on pg. 66.
2. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. A variation listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 383 on pg. 199.
3. Ramié, Georges. Picasso's Ceramics. New York: Chartwell Books Inc., 1976. A variation listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 425 on pg. 178.

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