Pablo Picasso, Baigneuse Debout Avec Une Cape (Standing Bather with a Cape), 1963

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Baigneuse Debout Avec Une Cape (Standing Bather with a Cape), 1963
Medium:Original Color Linoleum Cut / Linocut
Image Size:25.2 in x 20.67 in (64 x 53 cm)
Sheet Size:29.5 in x 24.4 in (75 x 62 cm)
Framed Size:44 1/2 in x 39 1/4 in (113.03 cm x 99.7 cm)
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin
Condition:This work is in good condition, a bold impression with bright and vivid color throughout
ID #w-1988

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso, Baigneuse Debout Avec Une Cape (Standing Bather with a Cape), 1963. The warm, inviting imagery of Picasso’s grand œuvre of prints uses Baigneuse Debout Avec Une Cape as a stunning example of his innovation and creative skill in with the linocut print medium. Bold, thick applications of color combined with expressive use of line come together to create a charming and whimsical portrait evoking his Spanish roots while also integrating hints of life in the south of France. Here, we have our magnificent bather, with arms outstretched welcoming her audience. Her cape appears to flutter in the wind all around her, its large, curved lines and spiral ends instill a three-dimensionality and depth to the composition that seems to exist in its own landscape. The light, fluffy clouds in the distance add an element to the print’s already large scale, that it becomes easy to imagine ourselves lost in the world Picasso has so artfully created.

Created in 1963, this work was published by Edition Galerie Louise Leiris out of the signed and numbered edition of 50 on Vélin d’Arches paper (aside from 20 proofs reserved for the artist) . Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered 12/50 in pencil in the lower left margin. This work is from the 2nd state impression featuring the crème and brown coloration throughout. It is from the first edition of this printed work featuring an additional date below the original (63.1.15) in dark brown: “63.1.18.”

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It is fully documented and referenced in (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that I will enclose with the sale of the work) :

Baer, Brigitte. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome V – Catalogue Raisonné de l’œuvre grave et des monotypes 1959 – 1965, Editions Kornfeld: Paris, 1989. Listed and illustrated on pgs. 506-7.

Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso Tome I – Catalogue de l’œuvre grave et lithographié 1904 – 1967. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1107 on pg. 232.

About the Framing:
Conservation framed with museum quality, archival materials, this work is set in a monumental Spanish style frame with gold and black, sculpted moulding. The varying tones and hues of the frame compliment the strong contrast in this work and the undulating ribbon details of the moulding compliment the organic shapes in the image. Completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas® cover.


Subject Matter: $76k+ $51-75k $16-50k