|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Sujet poule (Hen Subject), 1954|
|Medium:||Madoura turned shape ceramic of white earthenware clay and white enamel with decoration in oxide (blue).|
|Image Size:||DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in (16.5 cm x 14 cm x 11.4 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 500.|
|Signature:||This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' and 'MADOURA' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Picasso Sujet poule (Hen Subject), 1954 is a beautifully delicate work with elegant coloring. This charming ceramic is finished with a glossy sheen, allowing the light to reflect the highlights and textures unique to the piece. The white dove is accented by decorative blue engobe detail and hand-painted throughout, giving this work a whimsical yet elegant touch characteristic of Picasso's talent and artistry. The vibrant blue engobe detail subtly likens the work to Chinese porcelain and its curious shape is also incredibly utilitarian. In terms of artistry, the ceramic is dynamic from every angle. For one, its fluted spout forms the long, graceful neck of the dove while the delicately curved handle imitates its tufted tail feathers. Seen from the front, its breast is decorated with rounded plumage while its face bears a mischievous smile. On each side, crisscross patterns in blue form a complex feather detail. The back of its long neck is flanked with loosely brushed hair, which Picasso has added with utmost care. Obviously, great care and detail has been paid to the decorative surface pattern, evoking a southern French flair with some interesting Spanish influences.
Created in in 1954, this Madoura turned shape ceramic of white earthenware clay and white enamel with decoration in oxide (blue) is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' and 'MADOURA' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside; from the edition of 500.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Picasso Hen Subject (Sujet Poule), 1954 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 final sale of the work).
1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. Listed an illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 250.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.