Pablo Picasso, Flûtiste et Jeune Fille au Tambourin (Flutist and Tambourine girl) from the Vollard Suite, 1934
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Flûtiste et Jeune Fille au Tambourin (Flutist and Tambourine girl) from the Vollard Suite, 1934|
|Reference:||Baer 412, Bloch 213|
|Series:||Vollard Suite, 1933|
|Medium:||Etching on Montval laid paper|
|Image:||11 in × 7 3/4 in (27.8 cm x 19.8 cm)|
|Sheet:||16 1/2 x 13 1/4 in (41.9 cm x 33.7 cm)|
|Framed:||22 7/16 in x 18 11/16 in (57 cm x 47.5 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 260 on Montval laid paper with the Vollard watermark published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso Flutist and Tambourine girl from the Vollard Suite, 1934 is a beautiful rendition of a flutist serenading his lover, gazing lustfully in his direction. The flutist stares directly at us, the onlookers, with cheeks puffed up with air, as if he wants to invite us along this merry event. The curvilinear lines of their hair coil in spring like patterns—you can tell there is so much energy wrapped around this fine detail. Picasso’s use of his lines here flows erratically yet effortlessly. The drapery around each figure’s body grazes the curvatures of their physique. Energy ebbs and flows throughout this etching with a simple and modest pictorial representation of two lovers. With a neoclassical theme running through this entire work, it is clear Picasso admired works reminiscent of ancient Greek and Roman statues. Dynamic and sensual in style, this exemplary work would be a fantastic addition to any collector or art appreciator.
Created in 1934, Pablo Picasso Flutist and Tambourine girl from the Vollard Suite, 1934 is an etching on Montval laid paper. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin, from the edition of 260 on Montval laid paper with the Vollard watermark published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Flutist and Tambourine girl from the Vollard Suite, 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 final sale of the work):
1. Baer, Brigitte and Bernhard Geiser. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome II 1932 – 1934. Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 412 on pg. 267.
2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967. Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 213 on pg. 70.
3. Bolliger, Hans. Picasso’s Vollard Suite. Translated by Norbert Guterman. London: Thames and Hudson, 1956. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 20.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Flutist and Tambourine girl from the Vollard Suite, 1934 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.