Pablo Picasso, Le Viol IV, from the Vollard Suite, 1933

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Le Viol IV from the Vollard Suite, 1933
Reference:Baer 340, Bloch 181
Series:Vollard Suite, 1933
Medium:Etching with Drypoint
Image Size:8 in x 11 in (20.3 x 27.9 cm)
Sheet Size:13 1/4 in x 17 1/2 in (33.7 cm x 44.5 cm)
Framed Size:19 7/8 in x 22 15/16 in (50.4 cm x 58.3 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 260 printed on Montval laid paper
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 good condition.
ID #W-5496

Historical Description

Executed in precisely etched lines, this work exemplifies Picasso’s duel mastery of the print medium and his ability to convey symbolism and narrative. Reflective of Picasso’s earlier style, this piece combines a graceful elegance with a modern Cubist sensibility. While none of the figures have been distorted, Picasso does experiment with highly complex figural positioning, most poignantly evident in the winding shapes of the bodies. Picasso’s contour lines are sharp and crisp, further emphasizing the formal aspect of this work.

One of 100 etchings found in The Vollard Suite (1930-37), this work was created in 1933. From the edition of 260, this work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. It is printed on Montval paper by printer Atelier Lacourière, Paris and published by Ambroise Vollard.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Le Viol IV, from the Vollard Suite, 1933 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. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967, Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1984. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 181.
2. Bolliger, Hans, intro. Picasso’s Vollard Suite, New York: Harry Abrams Publishers, 1977. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 29.
3. Geiser, Bernhard with Alfred Scheidegger. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome II Catalogue Raisonné de l’œuvre gravé et des monotypes 1932-1934, Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 340.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Le Viol IV, from the Vollard Suite, 1933 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Classic Under $15k