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Pablo Picasso, Minotaure carressant une femme, from the Vollard Suite, 1933

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Minotaure carressant une femme, from the Vollard Suite, 1933
Reference:Baer 350
Series:Vollard Suite, 1933
Medium:Etching on Montval Fillegree paper
Image:11 13/16 inches x 14 3/8 inches (30 x 36.7 cm)
Sheet:13 1/2 inches x 17 1/2 inches (34 cm x 45 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.
ID #w-6686

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Minotaure caressant une femme, from the Vollard Suite, 1933 is a compelling work composed of delicate detail and masterful linework. In the top left corner, a sculpture of a bust that appears in other works in this series over the other figures in the work.  Directly below the sculpture lays a nude woman being cradled in the arms of a Minotaur. A flutist and another woman face them on the right side of the composition adjacent to a table topped with libations.  In the distance behind the figures in the foreground, the artist has rendered a large portrait that gazes beyond the atmosphere of the work and directly engages the viewer. This work is one of 100 in the artist’s Suite Vollard, a series that spans seven years from 1930 to 1937 and is named after the series’ publisher, Ambroise Vollard.

Created in 1933, Pablo Picasso Minotaure caressant une femme, from the Vollard Suite1935 is an etching. This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 260.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Minotaure caressant une femme, from the Vollard Suite, 1935 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: CatalogueRaisonne de L’oeuvre Grave et Lithographie et des Monotypes 1932-1934. Paris: Galerie Kornfeld Berne, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 308.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Minotaure caressant une femme, from the Vollard Suite, 1933 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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