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Pablo Picasso, Visage noir putoisé (Speckled Black Face), 1948

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Visage noir putoisé (Speckled Black Face), 1948
Reference:Ramié 49
Medium:White earthenware clay rectangular dish with decoration in engobes (white, blue, black, turquoise), under glaze
Image:DIMENSIONS: 15 7/16 in x 12 5/8 in (39 cm x 32 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 on verso.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on verso.
Condition:This piece is in very good condition.
ID #w-5248

Historical Description

This colorful and elegant ceramic plate takes on a jovial feel as a dotted background surrounds a caricatured faun. With gorgeous shades of blues set against white, this work pops out at the viewer. A rather full composition compared to Picasso's other ceramic works, this mischievous faun is begging for your attention.

Created in 1948, this white earthenware clay rectangular dish with decoration in engobes (white, blue, black, turquoise), under glaze is numbered from the edition of 200. It is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

 

Provenance:

Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri

 

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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