Pablo Picasso, Visage de femme (Woman’s Face), 1953

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Visage de femme (Woman’s Face), 1953
Medium: Madoura white earthenware clay turned pitcher with decoration in engobes (green, red, white, blue, red patina) under partial glaze and with knife engraving.
Image Size: DIMENSIONS: 12 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in (31.5 cm x 21 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 200.
Signature: Inscribed ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA’ with inscribed stamps ‘Madoura Plein Feu’ and ‘Edition Picasso’ pottery stamps on verso.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-5467

This vibrantly colored pitcher contrasts saturated greens against chestnut browns and stark white. The woman’s face appears elegantly and naturally against the shape of the pitcher. Her eyes are remarkably wide and set above demurely curved lips. Her wavy hair is the most coveted aspect of this portrait. The glossy surface of the hair pops out against the matte texture of the ceramic. Moreover, her hair is gently tucked behind her ears, conveying a natural appearance. The most intriguing aspect of the work is the care with which Picasso has depicted a gentle, feminine face.

Created in 1953, this Madoura white earthenware clay turned pitcher with decoration in engobes (green, red, white, blue, red patina) under partial glaze and with knife engraving is inscribed ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA’ with inscribed stamps ‘Madoura Plein Feu’ and ‘Edition Picasso’ pottery stamps on verso and numbered from the edition of 200.

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Woman's Face (Visage de femme), 1953 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: 1988. Listed an illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 192.

2.A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

 

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