Pablo Picasso, Picador et cheval (Picador and Horse), 1959

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Picador et cheval (Picador and Horse), 1959
Reference: Bloch 912
Medium: Linocut on Arches Paper
Image Size: 25 in x 21 in (63.5 cm x 53.3 cm)
Sheet Size: 29 1/2 in x 24 1/2 in (74.9 cm x 62.2 cm)
Framed Size: 36 3/4 in x 31 1/8 in ( 93.3 cm x 79.1 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Galerie Louise Leiris, 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.
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ID # W-5695

Pablo Picasso Picador et cheval (Picador and Horse), 1959 displays a familiar scene. Created as a linocut, this artwork is a testament to Picasso’s ability to create in any medium. Before us, a man gently grips onto the saddle of his horse. He wears a giant hat, his pants decorated with large round buttons and his boots bear sharp stirrups. The horse is lightly sketched, its big eye looking attentively towards the viewer. In every way, the picador appears like a Picador readying for the next bullfight. Bullfighting was a much loved Spanish tradition in which Picasso enthusiastically participated. It was said that eventually the master often occupied the front row of the stadium. He pays homage to this beloved aspect of Spanish culture by rendering both the horse and man with carefully etched lines. These lines emphasize delightful details such as the plumage atop the man’s hat and the horse’s perked ears. These seemingly minute details unite to add a sense of genuine charm to the image.

Created in 1959, 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 50 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Picador and Horse (Picador et Cheval), 1959 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 1904-1067, Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Listed and illustrated catalogue raisonné no. 912.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Picador and Horse (Picador et Cheval), 1959 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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