|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Clown et écuyère (Clown and Horseman), from Verve Nos 29-30, 1954|
|Medium:||Color lithograph on wove paper|
|Image Size:||9 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in (24.1 cm x 31.8 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||11 1/8 in x 14 1/2 in (28.3 cm x 36.8 cm)|
|Framed Size:||19 in 22 in (48.3 cm x 55.9 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower right; published by Verve; printed by Mourlot, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the bottom left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
|Gallery Price:||Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.|
Pablo Picasso Clown et écuyère (Clown and Horseman), from Verve Nos 29 and 30 is a lithograph printed after a crayon drawing by Picasso for Verve magazine. Verve, also called “The Review of Art and Literature”, was issued regularly in France from 1937-1960. The magazine focused on artists’ and their personal take on issues of the time. The fall 1954 Verve was focused on Picasso. One of his submissions for the magazine is pictured here.
A clown sits in a chair with hands bound and legs crossed at the ankles. To his left is a large blue horse with a well-groomed mane. Standing with one arm around the horse is a poised rider. The lithograph is rendered in wonderful orange, olive green, and different shades of blue, along with additional black and gray.
Created in 1954, this color lithograph on wove paper is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the bottom left; numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower right; published by Verve; printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Clown and Horseman (Clown et écuyère), from Verve Nos 29-30, 1954 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. Wofsy, Alan, ed. Picasso Project: Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings & Sculpture. 20 Volumes. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1995-2014. Original drawing listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. PP:54:135.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Clown and Horseman (Clown et écuyère), from Verve Nos 29-30, 1954 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.