Pablo Picasso, Visage aux Feuilles (Face with Leaves), 1956

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Visage aux Feuilles (Face with Leaves), 1956
Reference:Ramié 323, Bloch 98
Medium:Madoura Round White Earthenware Clay Dish.
Image:DIMENSIONS: 16 1/2 in (42 cm)
Framed:26 3/8 in x 26 3/8 in (67 cm x 67 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in black on the underside.
Signature:This work is stamped on the underside 'Empreinte Originale De Picasso C108 22/100” and “Madoura plein feu” 
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5362
Price on Request $21,600 $16,000

Historical Description

Created in 1956, this round earthenware dish, Picasso ceramic Visage aux Feuilles (Face with Leaves), 1956 was produced by Madoura under the direction of Picasso. Created from white earthenware clay, this piece is stamped on the verso with ‘Empreinte Originale de Picasso’ and ‘Madoura plein feu’. In addition, a hand-inscribed catalogue number, L108 is just above the edition number from the edition of 100 in black. This large-scale ceramic is cast in a brilliant white, earthenware clay with astounding detail throughout. Along the perimeter of the dish are imprints of leaves and stars, accenting the visage central to the work. The fascinating nose detail extends outward toward the viewer, creating a stunning visual effect of cast shadows and three-dimensionality. Georges Bloch stated of Picasso’s ceramic works, ‘…in approach, material and technique is as novel as it is interesting. Pottery, gleaming white discs with relief designs, monochrome or brightly coloured ovals, dishes and even jugs and vases here serve as bearers of compositions whose themes express the joyous, life-loving side of Picasso’s work. They are printed from blocks and stamps fashioned by the master over a period of more than twenty years in the Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris.” (Bloch 7).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Picasso Face with Leaves (Visage aux Feuilles), 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. Bloch, G. (1972). Pablo Picasso: Tome III 1949 – 1971, Catalogue de l’œuvre grave céramique. Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein: Berne. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 98.

2. Ramié, A. (1988). Picasso: Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947 – 1971. Madoura: Vallauris. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 323

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany Picasso Face with Leaves (Visage aux Feuilles), 1956,


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