Pablo Picasso, Danseurs et Joueur de Diaule (Dancers and Diaulos Player), A.R. 341

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Danseurs et Joueur de Diaule (Dancers and Diaulos Player), 1956
Reference:A.R. 341
Medium:Madoura round/square dish of white earthenware clay
Image:DIAMETER: 14 1/2 in (37 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 on verso.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4496
Price on Request $20,250 $14,000

Historical Description

Danseurs et Joueur de Diaule (Dancers and Diaulos Player), A.R. 341 can be compared to several other white earthenware pieces created by Picasso in 1956. Each depicts the carefree imagery of dancers, musicians, and fauns to which the artist returns time and again. Framed under a sloping mountain, two figures dance with arms raised above their heads, hands clasped in a spontaneous gesture. Leafy trees and flowers mark both ends of the composition. To the right the diaulos player lends his music while a reclining figure in the foreground listens; the bent knee mirrors the peak in the distance just as the musician's linear form echoes the thick tree trunk at right. The raised image occupies real space, its volume adding substance.

Created in 1956, this Madoura round/square dish of white earthenware clay is numbered from the edition of 100. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

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. 341.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.