|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||La Petite Corrida (The Little Bullfight), 1957|
|Reference:||Bl. 839, M. 302|
|Image Size:||11 3/4 in x 9 in (30 cm x 23 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||16 in x 12 1/4 in (40.6 cm x 31.1 cm)|
|Framed Size:||Approx. 22 in x 20 in (56 cm x 51cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left, published by “Revue XXème siècele”.|
|Signature:||This work is hand -signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in red pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
|Gallery Price:||Sold Inquire|
Pablo Picasso’s La Petite Corrida (The Little Bullfight), 1957, is elevated in detail and color. Often described as the master of line, Picasso explores the potential of drawing in this work by playing with expressive mark-making in varying depths, qualities, and colors. The artist effortlessly conveys the excitement of the Bullfight scene, drawn with an inexactitude and confidence that communicates the festive and precarious nature of the sporting event. Captured as an aerial spectacle, the composition beckons the viewer to feel as a present attendant, witnessing first-hand the scene before them. The figures emerge in array of vivid colors with the picador in brown mounted upon his horse, and his companion, the torero, proudly presenting the muleta in bright red.
The saturated colors are immediately noticeable, quite impressive as Picasso used only four colors. Even more special is the bullfighting scene. Picasso was exceptionally fond of bullfights and often depicts the bull and the matador within his extensive oeuvre.
Created in November 23rd, 1957, this color lithograph is hand -signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in red pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left. published by “Revue XXème siècele”.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso The Little Bullfight (La Petit Corrida), 1957, 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 artwork).
1. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonne no. 839.
2. Mourlout, Fernand. Picasso Lithographe Volume IV,1956-1963. André Sauret, Monte Carlo, 1964. Listed an illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 302.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso The Little Bullfight (La Petit Corrida), 1957, is framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas