Pablo Picasso, Portrait d'une fille (Maya), 1965
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Portrait d'une fille (Maya), 1965|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on wove paper.|
|Image:||28 3/4 in x 21 1/4 in (73 cm x 53.9 cm)|
|Sheet:||33 7/8 in x 24 in (86 cm x 61 cm)|
|Framed:||34 ¼ in x 29 ¼ in (97.2 cm x 74.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
This exquisite portrait of Pablo Picasso's first daughter, Maya Picasso, exudes a personal, loving charm that only a father could capture. A playful, childlike nostalgia is forever evoked with this work, which not only captures Maya at age 3, but also captures a time in Picasso's life in which he was deeply inspired by his own family. Set against a bright spring green background, Picasso portrays Maya wearing a red and white checkered pinafore, with her hair in pigtails on either side. The colors in this work are at the forefront of Picasso's intention, as he uses incredibly vibrant color combinations to enhance and divulge Maya's own personal character and innocence. His use of sun yellows, lapis blues, and brilliant reds are a further testament to Picasso's creativity and innovation.
Based on an original oil painting dating to 1938, this original color lithograph is dated in the stone: '27.2.38.' This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Portrait d'une fille (Maya), 1965 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. The Picasso Project. Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885 - 1973, San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997. The original painting is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 38-061(a).
2. Rubin, William, ed. Picasso & Portraiture: Representation and Transformation, New York: Harry Abrams, Inc.,1996. The original painting illustrated and captioned on pg. 376.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Portrait d'une fille (Maya), 1965 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.