Pablo Picasso, Profil de Jacqueline (Jacqueline's Profile), 1956

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Profil de Jacqueline (Jacqueline's Profile), 1956
Reference:Ramié 383
Medium:Madoura convex wall plaque of white earthenware clay accentuated with oxidized paraffin in glaze bath (ivory, brown)
Image:DIAMETER: 7 1/4 in (18.5 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 500.
Signature:Inscribed stamps on the underside of the plaque 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU'.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition
ID #w-4764

Historical Description

Utilizing simple, clean-cut lines, Picasso creates an iconic image of his second wife Jacqueline. Picasso's geometric portrayal of Jacqueline in profile appears somewhat hieroglyphic in nature; with her decorated, long hair, large eyes, and triangular nose, Jacqueline bears a resemblance to an Egyptian pharaoh. She is strikingly beautiful as she gazes forward with a tranquil yet adoring expression on her face. The viewer can almost imagine that this loving look was one reserved for Picasso alone. Thick, white lines highlight Jacqueline's profile, creating a contrast against the dark brown background. Picasso perfectly accentuates the graceful form of Jacqueline's exquisite face by placing her profile to the left of the composition so that the curve of her head perfectly follows the curve of the ceramic plaque.

Created in 1956, this Madoura convex wall plaque of white earthenware clay accentuated with oxidized paraffin in glaze bath (ivory, brown)is from an edition of 500. This work is stamped 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' on the underside of the plaque.

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. Listed and illustrated in the following: Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.


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