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Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, 1959, Bloch 923

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Jacqueline, 1959, Bloch 923
Reference:Bloch 923
Medium:Linocut on Arches Paper
Image:25 1/8 x 20 7/8 in (63.8 x 53 cm)
Sheet:29 5/8 x 24 3/8 in (75.2 x 61.9 cm)
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:Numbered from the edition of 50.
ID #w-6931

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso’s Jacqueline, 1959, Bloch 923 is an incredible example of the artist’s mastery of the linoleum cut printmaking technique. Picasso used one block to print in black and light blue-gray. The linocut reveals the profile of a woman, using a relief printmaking technique. This means Picasso carved the linoleum block with the opposite design so that when the ink is applied the desired design is revealed. Women inspired Picasso throughout his career and were a common subject for the artist to explore in multiple mediums, from painting, lithography, ceramics and linocuts. This linocut features a portrait of Picasso’s second wife, Jacqueline Roque. Roque was one of Picasso’s infamous muses, and inspired Picasso with her beauty. He created hundreds of portraits of her in every medium he worked in, from painting to ceramics to linocuts. This linocut showcases Roque’s long, elegant neck, her straight nose, and long, flowing hair. The design shows off Picasso’s geometric reductive style, using simple lines and colors to create a beautiful composition.

Created in 1959, Pablo Picasso Jacqueline, Bloch 923 is a Linocut on Arches Paper. This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 50.

 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, 1959, Bloch 923 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. McVinney, L. Donald. Picasso Linoleum Cuts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985. Illustrated as reference no. 4 on pg. 21.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, 1959, Bloch 923 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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