|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Le Viol IV from the Vollard Suite, 1933|
|Reference:||Baer 340, Bloch 181|
|Medium:||Etching with Drypoint|
|Image Size:||11 in x 8 in (27.9 cm x 20.3 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||17 1/2 in x 13 1/4 in (44.5 cm x 33.7 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 31 in x 28 in (78.7 cm x 71.1 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 excellent condition.|
Executed in precisely etched lines, Pablo Picasso Le Viol IV, 1933 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 with the Vollard watermark 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 sale of the work):
1) Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067, Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 181.
2) Bolliger, Hans, intro. Picasso’s Vollard Suite, Harry Abrams Publishers: New York, 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, Editions Kornfeld: Berne, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 340.
4) A Certificate of Authenticity will be included with the purchase of this work.
About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso Le Viol IV from the Vollard Suite, 1933 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.