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Pablo Picasso, Woman Leaning on Her Elbows, 1959, Bloch 922

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Woman Leaning on Her Elbows, 1959, Bloch 922
Reference:Bloch 922
Medium:Linocut on Arches Paper
Image:25 ¼ x 20 7/8 in (64.1 x 53 cm)
Sheet:29 5/8 x 24 1/2 (75.2 x 62.2 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6930

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso’s Woman Leaning on Her Elbows, 1959 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 woman seated a table leaning on her elbows. Her face is slightly turned, which emphasizes her profile. The design shows off Picasso’s geometric reductive style, using simple lines and colors to create a beautiful composition.

Created in 1959, Pablo Picasso Woman Leaning on Her Elbows, is a Linocut on Arches Paper. This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 50.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso, Woman Leaning on Her Elbows, 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 sale of the work).

1. McVinney, L. Donald. Picasso Linoleum Cuts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985. Illustrated as reference no. 3 on pg. 20.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso, Woman Leaning on Her Elbows, 1959 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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