Pablo Picasso, Original Lithograph, "Le Picador II"

$21,750.00 CAD

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Original Lithograph in colour, 1961
Image size: 8.25" x 10.6" (21 x 27 cm)
Paper size: 9" x 12" (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Hand signed and numbered in pencil
Edition of 50
Dated in the plate, 1961, March 6
Reference: Bloch, 'Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié' No. 1017

Picasso created this lithograph a few days after he married Jacqueline Roque at Vallauris.
For this twenty-four colour artwork - the most colours Picasso ever used on a lithographic work, he applied all the colours from the pencil box that was available.

Fernand Mourlot, Picasso’s lithographer recalls the story how it came about:

"When I visited Picasso at Vauvenargues on April 21st, I asked our friend, without much hope, if he would agree to put some colours on the plates. The black eyes glanced at me and he said: “Now then! You want some colour, Mourlot ...” suspense.  “Jacqueline, show them up to the house . . .”  My wife accompanied me and we then followed our hostess. The monumental staircase leads us to the rooms, here is the bathroom, immense, with a large green painted garden bench, a table and iron chairs; around the washstands a large decoration of leaves and flowers painted on the wall by the master of the house. We continue the visit and finally come back to the studio, where we are invited to come in. “You wanted some colours ... here it is!” The Picador has been decorated with quite a lot of wax pencils. I take a look at the pencil box: twenty-four colors, all have been utilized ... "

Certificate of Authenticity is included.

Artwork ships unframed unless otherwise arranged. Please contact us if you need the artwork framed.