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

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Artist Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title Profil de Jacqueline (Jacqueline's Profile), 1956
Reference AR 383
Medium Madoura small convex wall plaque of white earthenware clay with engraving accentuated with oxidized paraffin (ivory, brown) and glaze bath
Image Size DIAMETER: 7 3/8 in (18.7 cm)
Edition From the edition of 500.
Signature This work is stamped with the ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ pottery stamps on the underside
Condition This work is in excellent condition
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Picasso ceramic Profil de Jacqueline (Jacqueline’s Profile), 1956 stands out starkly against the creamy ivory background of the plaque. Sensuous thick lines are used to create the details of her face. She glances lovingly forward, but the object of her affection is beyond the frame of the plaque. Probably, this is a glance she saved for Picasso himself. Her expression is graceful, and Picasso uses sweeping lines for the long bridge of her nose, and delicate ones for the curve of her chin. Such a beautiful and serene portrait is sure to be admired by all.

Jacqueline appears in Picasso’s complete oeuvre more than any other lover that the artist had. Some measure his artistic periods in terms of the women in his life, but Jacqueline outlasted the rest and became the focus of much of his later work. In all depictions of her, Picasso’s tenderness for the woman who would be his wife comes through. Her devotion back to him is also apparent – not only in the art that Picasso made of her, but also in actions she took during their life together.

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

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Jacqueline’s Profile (Profil de Jacqueline), 1956 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. 383 on pg. 199

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

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