Pablo Picasso, Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes, 1934

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes (Agreement between the Warriors of Sparta and Athens), Pl. 5 from Lysistrata, 1934
Reference: Baer 391; Bloch 271; Cramer 24
Medium: Etching on wove paper
Image Size: 8 5/8 in x 6 in (21.9 cm x 15.2 cm)
Sheet Size: 12 1/4 in x 8 7/8 in (31.1 cm x 22.5 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 23 1/4 in x 19 7/8 in (59.1 cm x 50.5 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower right margin.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-5861

Pablo Picasso Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes (Agreement between the Warriors of Sparta and Athens), Pl. 5 from Lysistrata, 1934 is an illustration of a scene from Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The play takes place during the Peloponnesian War when a woman, Lysistrata, leads the women in a sex strike until the men are able to make peace. This scene illustrated the peace accord between the warring Sparta and Athens, and presumably the end of the women withholding sex. Picasso brilliantly executes the image with men decked in very detailed and decorated armor and gets to the point of it all by showing the handshake front and center. The figures are rendered magnificently, and the view truly understands Picasso’s search for extreme detail in his work.

Created in 1973, this etching on wove paper is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left margin and numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left corner.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Agreement between the Warriors of Sparta and Athens (Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes), Pl. 5 from Lysistrata, 1934 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. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome II. Berne : Galerie Kornfeld, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 391.

2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067. Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 271.

3. Cramer, Patrick. Pablo Picasso The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Patrick Cramer Publisher, 1983. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 24.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Agreement between the Warriors of Sparta and Athens (Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes), Pl. 5 from Lysistrata, 1934 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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