BUSTE AU CORSAGE À CARREAUX – JACQUELINE

Pablo Picasso
BUSTE AU CORSAGE À CARREAUX – JACQUELINE
lithograph
December 18, 1957, First State

An original hand-signed Pablo Picasso lithograph print.

(Bust with Check-Cloth Bodice – Jacqueline)

December 18, 1957, First State

Original lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper bearing the Arches script watermark. 

Hand-signed in red crayon lower right Picasso, dated on the plate upper right “18.12.57” (in reverse). 

A superb impression of the first state of two of this subject, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil lower left (there were six additional proofs reserved for the artist and the printer, for an overall edition of 56 [there was a similar edition of the second state also issued]).  Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris; printed by Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris. 

Catalog: Bloch 849; Mourlot 308; Reusse 734; Güse/Rau 669; Picasso Project 308 State I.

22 x 17 inches

Sheet Size: 25 5/8 x 19 7/8 inches

Picasso met Jacqueline at Perpignan during the summer of 1953.  In the autumn of the following year, Picasso and Jacqueline began to live together.  Just as with Marie-Thérèse Walter, the other great love in Picasso’s life, so Jacqueline quickly became present in all the artist’s work.  Like Marie-Thérèse, Jacqueline, little by little, began to haunt the artist’s hand whether he drew, painted, cut sheet metal, modeled clay or decorated pottery.  And she became ever present in his prints.

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