Pablo Picasso, Jeux de pages (Pages' Games), 1951
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Jeux de pages (Page’s Games), 1951|
|Reference:||Bloch 685, Mourlot 199|
|Image:||12 1/2 in x 16 3/4 in (32 in x 42.5 in)|
|Sheet:||15 in x 20 1/2 in (38.1 cm x 52.1 cm)|
|Framed:||28 9/16 in x 32 11/16 in (72.5 cm x 83 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 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 margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso Jeux de pages (Pages' Games), 1951 depicts a highly detailed scene of court jesters, knights, and nobleman jostling around in a carefree manner. A lithograph in only black ink on white paper, Picasso’s artful drawing is showcased. Whimsically executed, the artist reconstructs a glimpse of medieval times from a gaze that could only belong to Picasso. In the foreground, the viewer can see every action and figure drawn—nothing is meant to be hidden from plain sight. The composition is intricately rendered, with special attention given to the armor of the knight, and the horse’s costume. The amount of detail on the horse and its rider is incredible, not only in the remarkably decorative attire, but also in the expressions and poses. Picasso utilizes a style which is a lighthearted blend of Modernism and caricature, balancing artistic beauty with an air of humor appropriate for this playful spectacle.
Created February 19, 1951 in Vallauris, France, Pablo Picasso Jeux de pages (Pages' Games) is a lithograph. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Jeux de pages (Pages' Games), 1951 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. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967, Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 685.
2. Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso Lithographs, Boston: Boston Book and Art Publisher, 1970. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 199.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Jeux de pages (Page’s Games), 1951 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.