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Pablo Picasso, Women and Toreador, 1968 A.R. 541

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Women and Toreador, 1968
Reference:A.R. 541
Medium:Madoura rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay, printed with engobe pad (black)
Image:DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in (16.5 cm x 10.5 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 500.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7263
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Historical Description

A sumptuous composition emerges out of simple linear design with a graphic sensibility. Mimicking his traditional linocut technique, Picasso creates a dazzling ceramic piece that is visually and intellectually stimulating. Taking advantage of the natural earth tones in the clay, Picasso creates a warm hued work with strong contrasting black engobe design. Depicting a linear scene carved from the surface of a clay plaque, the mysterious toreador approaches the standing nude figures, who are both sensual and alluring. The simplicity of this stirking work exhibits Picasso's skill in creating a visual story with minimal manipulation of the earthenware clay.

Created in 1968, this rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay, printed with engobe pad (black) is from the edition of 500. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Women and Toreador, 1968 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: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 541.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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