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Pablo Picasso, Tête de jeune fille (Head of young girl), 1946

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Tête de jeune fille (Head of young girl), 1946
Reference:M9; B393
Medium:Lithograph on Arches paper
Image:12.4 in x 9.5 in (31.4 cm x 24.1 cm)
Sheet:17.2 in x 12.8 in (43.8 cm x 32.4 cm)
Framed:approx. 22 in x 18 in
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7494
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Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Tête de jeune fille (Head of young girl), 1946 illustrates the artist’s thoughtful use of line to create a portrait that is at once delicate and complex. This two-dimensional image of a female head may not bear the intricate detail associated with complex imagery, but the process by which Picasso achieved such an image is itself multilayered and dynamic. Picasso reworked the original drawing on stone a number of times, each new face responding to the contours of the old one, before finally rendering this tenth and final image. Instead of adding more complexity to the original image with each reworking, Picasso actually subtracted details and reduced the figure’s facial features to strategically placed lines. The final result is a minimal representation of the original model, a deconstruction of the parts that compose a human face. Pablo Picasso Tête de jeune fille (Head of young girl), 1946 embodies the artistic process and creative discipline that came to inform Picasso’s iconic style.

Created in 1946, Pablo Picasso Tête de jeune fille (Head of young girl), 1946 is a lithograph on Arches paper. This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Tête de jeune fille (Head of young girl), 1946 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 work).

1. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso: Tome I: Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographié, 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 393.
2. Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso Lithographs. Translated from the French by Jean Didry. Paris: Boston Book and Art Publisher, 1970. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 9.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Tête de jeune fille (Head of young girl), 1946 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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