Pablo Picasso, Pase de cape, from Service Scènes de Corrida, 1959 A.R. 417
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Pase de cape, from Service Scènes de Corrida, 1959|
|Medium:||Large white earthenware clay plate, decorated in blue, brown, and black engobes under partial brushed glaze with beige patina.|
|Image:||Diameter: 16 3/4 in (42.5 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.|
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. Pase de cape depicts a bullfighter about to plunge 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) Pase de cape A.R. 417 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) Pase de cape, 1959 A.R. 417 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.417 on page 220.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.