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Pablo Picasso, Femme au roses, 1956

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Femme au roses, 1956
Reference:Czwiklitzer 104
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm)
Sheet:29 in x 21 in (73.7 cm x 53.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 and some artist proofs
Signature:This work is signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) in pencil in the lower right
Condition:This work is in excellent condition with bright, bold colors
ID #W-6119
Price on Request

Historical Description

Full of highly saturated vibrant colors, Pablo Picasso's Femme au roses, 1956, illustrates one of the works in a series based on Jacqueline.  Combining the use of delicate expressive imagery and the bold abstraction of cubism, this work evokes a sense of delight and contentment.

Created in 1956, this color lithograph was published and printed by Mourlot, Paris.  Signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) in pencil in the lower right. This work was designed using an original painting from 1954 titled ‘Femme au roses’.

Presenting the portrait in an extremely stylized manner, Picasso breaks apart the figure through the use of bold lines and patterns.  In contrast with the geometric form of the subject, Jacqueline's flowers are in a cluster of delicate pink roses with vibrant green leaves trail up the left hand side of the work.  With her elongated neck emphasizing the gracefulness of her features, the figure is depicted in profile with pale toned skin and dark hair.  Behind the figure bright hues bounce off the page, with a bright blue background and vibrant red just below dividing the picture plane.  In the figure’s dress pale pinks, bright oranges, and dark blacks create a sense of motion and activity which brings this picture to life.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Femme au roses, 1956, 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) Czwiklitzer, Christopher, Picasso’s Posters, 1971, listed as plate 104 with details on page 319.

2) Richet, Michèle, Musée Picasso, Catalogue of the Collections, 1988, original painting listed as Fig. 1 on pg 414.

About the Framing:
Conservation framed with archival materials and museum quality, Femme au roses 1956 is set in a monumental Spanish style frame with gold on black, sculpted moulding.  The bright gold and dark black of the frame compliment the strong contrast in this work and the undulating ribbon details of the moulding compliment the organic shapes in the image.  Completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet.

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