Pablo Picasso, Dancing

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Reference:Ramié 400
Medium:Rectangular dish of white earthernware clay, decoration in engobes, knife engraved under partial brushed glaze (red, white, and black).
Image:12 7/16 in x 15 3/8 in (31.5 cm x 39 cm)
Framed:approx. 28 1/2 in x 25 1/4 in (72.39 cm x 64.1 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 400.
Signature:Features the inscribed stamps: 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu' on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4228
$25,000 $17,000

Historical Description

Composed of largely matte black and red engobe decoration, Picasso's plate includes a brilliant high gloss white on the subtle detailing of the figures and outer rim area of the platter. This textural variation adds a burst of compositional interest and an overall sense of joy to the piece. Titled Dancing, the work exudes a wonderful sense of happiness and delight, as the sinewy dancers leap from the surface of the ceramic, generating an innate sense of energy that is simply magnetic. This is a marvelous piece in wonderful condition-an absolute necessity to any serious ceramic or Picasso collection.

Created in 1957, this ceramic rectangular dish was created from white earthenware clay with matte black and red engobe decoration, and a beautiful glossy glaze. Stamped on the reverse, 'Edition Picasso' and 'Madoura plein feu', this work is from the edition of 400. The date is also inscribed on the front, '1.8.57'.

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: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 400.
2. Ramié, Georges. Pablo Picasso: Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave céramique Tome III 1949 - 1971. New York: Viking Press, 1976.Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 732.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.