Pablo Picasso, Le peintre et son modèle (The Painter and the Model), 1965
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Le peintre et son modèle (The Painter and the Model), 1965|
|Medium:||Linocut on Arches Paper|
|Image:||25 in x 20 3/4 in (63.5 cm x 52.7 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 1/2 in x 24 1/2 in (74.9 cm x 62.2 cm)|
|Framed:||40 1/2 in x 36 3/4 in (102.9 cm x 93.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 160 in pencil in the lower left margin (there are also 35 artist’s proofs); printed by Hidalgo Arnéra.|
|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.|
Pablo Picasso Le peintre et son modèle (The Painter and the Model), 1965 is an exquisite linocut which showcases the recurring theme of the artist and his muse. To the left of the image, a nude woman sits with her legs crossed and her eyes cast downwards to the side. Her Hair is depicted as a mess of curls. The artist sits in front of her, he has a full head of hair and a beard. He is fully dressed, appearing to wear a jacket with a striped shirt and laced shoes. He stares down intently at his notepad, clearly focusing on transferring her figure onto the paper. Behind them is a table with a bowl and a cup which situate the figures in the artist’s home or studio. This image is undoubtedly drawn from Picasso’s own life as an artist. It is well known that Picasso was a lover of feminine beauty and took on many muses himself. Perhaps this image is how the artist envisioned himself at his craft.
Created in 1965, this linocut on Arches paper is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 160 in pencil in the lower left margin (there are also 35 artist’s proofs); printed by Hidalgo Arnéra.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso The Painter and the Model (Le peintre et son modèle), 1965 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. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967. Bern: Editions Kornfield, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1194.
2. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-graveur, TomeV 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1357
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso The Painter and the Model (Le peintre et son modèle), 1965 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.