Pablo Picasso, Danseuse naine ( Dwarf Dancer ) from the 'Barcelona' suite , 1966

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Danseuse naine ( Dwarf Dancer ) from the 'Barcelona' suite , 1966
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image Size:22 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in (57.2 x 31.8 cm)
Sheet Size:29 1/2 in x 22 in (75 x 56 cm)
Framed Size:36 9/16 in x 26 9/16 in (92.9 cm x 67.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 60.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.
ID #w-1078

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Danseuse naine (Dwarf Dancer) from the 'Barcelona' suite , 1966 is a painterly work, full of luminous and vivid colors, depicting a dancer in an elegant red dress with a large flower on her head. From his brief Post-Impressionist period, Picasso utilizes the brush in an energetic layering of pure hues to create a vibrant scene full of motion and activity.

This work was produced in conjunction with a special Picasso exhibition at the Barcelona Museum on the occasion of the artist's 85th Birthday. The image is based on a 1901 painting in the museum's collection and is from Picasso's brief period of Post-Impressionism.

Brilliantly colored with vibrantly saturated hues, this work captures the essence of the artist's use of divided light and pure color. Depicting a dancer with brightly rouged cheeks who confronts the viewer with an air of disdain, a sense of the decadence of Spanish performance is exhibited in this image through the dress and accouterments of the dancer.

Created in 1966, this color lithograph is printed on Arches wove paper. Signed in the lower right by Picasso in pencil, this work is from the numbered edition of 60. Published by the Museo Picasso, Palacio Aguilar, Barcelona, this work was printed by Foto-Repro S.A., Barcelona.


Pablo Picasso Dwarf Dancer (Danseuse Naine)  from the Barcelona Suite , 1966  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) Czwiklitzer, Christopher, Picasso's Posters, 1971, listed as cat no 234 with
details on pg 342.
2) Warncke, Carsten-Peter, Pablo Picasso 1881-1973, Vol I, 1994, original
painting listed on page 65.
3) Daix, Pierre and Georges Boudaille, Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods, A
Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, 1900-1906, 1960, original painting listed
as cat no IV.2 on pg 141.

Conservation framed with archival materials and museum quality, Pablo Picasso Dwarf Dancer ( Daneuse Naine ) ,   from the Barcelona Suite , 1966  is set in a dynamic black and gold leaf frame with vegetal elements. The brilliancy of the gold tone in the moulding accentuates the vibrant colors within the work. The simple yet elegant sculptural detailing in the framing compliments the painterly quality of this piece without detracting from the image. Completed with white linen wrapped mattes and a matching gold inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas cover.

Subject Matter: Femme Portrait