Pablo Picasso, Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962|
|Reference:||Bloch 106, Baer 1279|
|Medium:||Color Linocut on Arches paper|
|Image:||25 1/4 in x 20 3/4 in (64 x 53 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 5/8 in x 24 3/8 in (75 x 62 cm)|
|Framed:||35 in x 30 in (88.9 cm x 76.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower right; printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, and published by Louise Leiris, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962 a cubist and iconic linoleum cut by Picasso demonstrates the artist's technical mastery over this relief printmaking medium. A striking and dynamic portrait of Jacqueline, this work is often also referred to as Portrait of Jacqueline au chapeau de paille. An abstracted woman's face is depicted from multiple perspective's in a menagerie of bright colors. She dons a straw hat adding an element of whimsy and character. Identified by Picasso's admirers as Jacqueline Roque, his second and last wife. Picasso fell in love with the raven-haired beauty around the same time that he became enamored with the linocut medium. The two married in 1961, and his affection for her is still present in this stunning portrayal.
Created in 1962, this color linocut on Arches paper is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right, and numbered edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; published by Louise Leiris, Paris and printed by Arnéra, Vallauris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman (Tête de Femme), 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 sale of the work).
1. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-graveur, Tome V 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1067.
2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome II, Catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1966-1969. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1279.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman (Tête de Femme), 1962 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.