Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline, 1956
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph with Pochoir on Arches paper|
|Image:||18 5/8 in x 22 3/8 in (47.4 cm x 56.8 cm)|
|Sheet:||24 7/8 x 29 3/4 in (63.3 cm x 75.5 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 41 3/4 in x 38 1/2 in (106 cm x 97.8 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 350 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Guy Spitzer, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Picasso Jacqueline , 1956 is a thoughtful image Jacqueline at work on a still life painting. The dominance of blue tones gives a calm restive quality which compliments the fluid imagery. Conveyed in a sharp profile, Pablo Picasso’s portrait of Jacqueline is intriguing as she looks thoughtfully at her current composition. Picasso carefully depicts the figure’s large inky black eyes, long black hair and delicate shoulders. The cane chair and raw canvas lend a sense of domestic comfort to the image, drawn from the artist’s everyday experience. Of Jacqueline’s influence on Picasso’s work Rodrigo has stated, “the serene and earnest aura emanating from Jacqueline will not only be reflected in his purely classical representations, but will also be reflected in the general features of all his female figures; in the midst of the confrontation of planes and the distortion of forms, Jacqueline’s spirit blooms” (Rodrigo, 1,679).
Created in 1956 after an original oil painting of the same title that Picasso created between April 3-7,1956, this color lithograph with pochoir on Arches paper Mougins, 1973) is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin; numbered from the edition of 350 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Guy Spitzer, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Picasso Jacqueline, 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 final sale of the work).
1. Wofsy, Alan. Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculptures, The Fifties II 1956 – 1959. The original oil on canvas is listed and illustrated on page 22 as plate 56-061.
2. FitzGerald, Michael. Picasso: The Artist’s Studio. 2001. The original oil on canvas listed and illustrated on page 154 as plate 42.
3. Spitzer, Guy. Éditions Guy Spitzer, Reproductions de Tableaux de Maitres, Paris. Detailed and illustrated on pg. 27.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards Picasso Jacqueline, 1956 is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.