Pablo Picasso, Picador, 1952 A.R. 162

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Picador, 1952
Reference:Ramie 162
Medium:Madoura turned pitcher of red earthenware clay with paraffin decoration and black enamel
Image Size:MAX HEIGHT: 5 7/8 in (14.9 cm), MAX WIDTH: 4 3/4 in (12 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 500.
Signature:Hand inscription carved on the underside of the pitcher, 'EDITION | PICASSO | MADOURA'
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7261

Historical Description

This charming and petite turned pitcher echoes Picasso's very subtle sense of humour and whimsy. Picador sets itself apart from the other turned pitchers of Picasso's ceramic œuvre by having a brilliantly glazed black enamel on its surface. Offset by a deep, red earthenware color inherent to the medium, we see a simple silhouette of a proud picador on horseback, holding his lance steady and ready for action. The delicate waved marks and alternating black and red color along the handle add to the pitcher's unique decoration.

Created on August 5, 1952, this turned pitcher of red earthenware clay has been hand inscribed on the underside with 'EDITION | PICASSO | MADOURA'. From the edition of 500 works produced with paraffin decoration and black enamel.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Picador, 1952 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. 162.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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