Pablo Picasso, Estocado, from Service Scènes de Corrida (Set of 7 plates), 1959

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Estocado, 1959
Reference:Ramié 419
Medium:White earthenware clay plate, decorated in blue, brown, and black engobes under partial brushed glaze with beige patina.
Image:Diameter: 16 1/2 in (42 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6743
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Historical Description

Pablo Picasso was an avid fan of bullfighting his entire life, attending his first corridas when he was a child in Spain and gaining a renewed interest in the events when he settled in the South of France after World War II. Undoubtedly the theatrical drama and flashy machismo of the matadors appealed greatly to Picasso's sensibilities and resonated with his Spanish roots. In 1959, Picasso produced an 8-peice plate series, each featuring a different bullfighting scene suggested through lively stipple lines. Estocado depicts the a bullfighter plunging his curved sword, known as an estqoue, into the bull as a matador watches on. The intense drama of the moment is augmented by the limited color palette of dark blue, cream white, and a dash of brown denoting the arena seating behind the fighters.

Created in 1959, Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) Estocado is numbered from the edition of 50 on the reverse and stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) Estocado, 1959  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: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.422 on page 221.

2.         A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

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