Pablo Picasso, Bull, rim with leaves, 1957 A.R. 394
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Bull, rim with leaves, 1957|
|Medium:||Madoura turned round plate of red earthenware clay with decoration in black engobe; knife engraved|
|Image:||DIAMETER: 9 in (23 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 500.|
|Signature:||This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Designed in strong contrast to the red earthenware background, this majestic black bull stands out as an image of strength and beauty. The use of limited colors and shapes exhibits Picasso's skill in creating a complex image out of a simple combination of elements. The black leaf-life figures around the edge of the plate create a sense of motion and draw the viewer's eye into the central image.
Created in 1957, this turned round plate of red earthenware clay with decoration in black engobe is from the edition of 500. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Bull, rim with leaves, 1957 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):
1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 394.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.