Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline Au Chapeau Noir (Jacqueline in Black Hat), 1962

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Jacqueline Au Chapeau Noir, 1962
Reference:Bloch 1028; Baer 1311
Medium:Linoleum Cut on Arches Wove Paper
Image Size:25 1/8 in x 20 5/8 in (63.9 cm x 52.4 cm)
Sheet Size:29 1/2 in x 24 1/2 in (75.1 cm x 62.1 cm)
Edition:This work is from the numbered edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin. Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris and published by Gallery Louise Leiris, Paris in 1963.
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-8419
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Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Jacqueline Au Chapeau Noir (Jacqueline in Black Hat), 1962, is an exemplary linocut of Picasso’s final muse, Jacqueline Roque. Depicted in Picasso's signature style, her features are morphed and discombobulated, yet still recognizable as a woman’s face. Using only five colors, he creates an image of her that is indistinguishable; her eyes are shifted to the right, one enlarged and placed in the center of her face, the other a large black dot with cream highlights. Using the same cream color, he creates two separate profiles within the narrow, thin lines that carve out her face from the background, one with a nose in profile to the right, the other in profile to the left with an open mouth and an organized pink shape in between her lips. Using large swathes of black to elucidate the round flat hat placed gingerly atop her head, her hair is in thick bundles that pour out from underneath the hat. Using a high-contrast pink, he places three organic shapes throughout her face, which continuously draw our eye around the work and back to the center of the composition, allowing us a private, deep seated moment of intimacy that beautifully illustrates Jacqueline's presence and how much she influenced and impacted Picasso's artistry in the last years of his life.

Created in 1962, this linoleum cut on Arches wove paper is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881–Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and is numbered from the edition of 50 in the lower left margin. There are also 35 artist proofs. Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, and published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, in 1963.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Jacqueline Au Chapeau Noir (Jacqueline in Black Hat), 1962, 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. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome V. Galerie Kornfeld: Switzerland, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1311.
2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso Catalogue de l'ouvre gravé et lithographié, Volume I. Kornfeld et Cie: Switzerland, 1968. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1028.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the framing:
Pablo Picasso Jacqueline Au Chapeau Noir (Jacqueline in Black Hat), 1962, is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Femme Portrait