Pablo Picasso, Jacqueline c. 1958

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Jacqueline c. 1958
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image Size:18 1/2 in x 11 in (47 cm x 27.9 cm)
Sheet Size:18 1/2 in x 11 in (47 cm x 27.9 cm)
Framed Size:34 3/4 in x 27 3/8 in (88.3 cm x 69.4
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right, and is dated in the stone: “Picasso 14.8.58”.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5239

Historical Description

A captivating abstract work full of colors, Pablo Picasso Jacqueline c. 1958 presents his beloved Jacqueline as a queen of risk or entertainment depending on how you look at gambling. Rolling dice within her hands, Jacqueline exudes confidence and a sense of ease. With primary colors of yellow, blue, and green Picasso allows for the work to stand out among others in his oeuvre with the playfulness and uncharacteristic free form. Picasso sticks to his fascination with abstracted figures, and as a result, Jacqueline is made up of colorful zig-zagging lines, dots, and geometric shapes. Her eyes appear to face forward, but we see the profile of her nose, confusing the perspective. Picasso has also draw both of her arms as well as the points at which they connect to her body - "shoulders" of a sort. To get a full sense of the motion, Picasso has given us both a profile and frontal view of Jacqueline - an amazing talent.

Jacqueline was Picasso's second wife and greatest muse. During their 20 year long love affair (that ended with his death), he created more images of her than of any of the other women and muses that had come before her. For the last years of his life, Jacqueline was the only woman that he painted. The many depictions of her, tender and loving, clearly show the admiration shared between the two.

Created c. 1958, this color lithograph is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right and is numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany Pablo Picasso Jacqueline c. 1958.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Jacqueline c. 1958 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Femme Portrait