Pablo Picasso, Angler, 1955 A.R. 262

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Angler, 1955
Reference:A.R. 262
Medium:Original Madoura ceramic round cupel of white earthenware clay accentuated with oxidized paraffin
Image:DIAMETER: 7.1 in (18 cm)
Framed:17 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in (44.5 cm x 44.5 cm)
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7242
Price on Request

Historical Description

Capturing a moment of quiet relaxation, Picasso depicts a fisherman sitting along the shoreline with his back turned to the viewer. A graceful, arced tree provides minimal shade for this fisherman, who appears blissfully content, engaged in his activity. Picasso creates a beautifully balanced composition, placing the fisherman at the center of the piece and enveloping him in curved lines - those of the tree to the left and his fishing line to the right. Picasso exemplifies his mastery of texture and contrast, for the brown lines and forms, highlighted by a faint turquoise, are raised slightly above the glossy background surface. The dark form of the fisherman clearly stands out against the smooth, shimmering white background, adding an extra element of contrast to the work.

Created in 1955, this original Madoura ceramic round cupel is made of white earthenware clay with oxidized paraffin decoration. This work is from the edition of 100 with the 'Madoura Empreinte Originale de Picasso' stamp on the verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Angler, 1955  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 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. 262 on pg. 137.
2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso Tome III Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave céramique 1949-1971. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein, 1972. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 53 on pg. 54.

About the Framing:
Museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and a window on the verso displaying the 'Madoura Empreinte Originale de Picasso' stamp on the verso.

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