Buste de femme au corsage blanc

Pablo Picasso
Buste de femme au corsage blanc
December 17, 1957

An original hand-signed Pablo Picasso lithograph print.

(Bust of a Woman with White Bodice)

December 17, 1957

Original wash drawing on zinc plate lithograph printed in black ink on Arches wove paper.

Hand-signed in blue crayon in the margin lower right Picasso.

A superb impression of the first state of three (there were no impressions of the second state printed and only a few artist reserved proofs of the third state), from the edition of 50 (there were a few additional artist’s proofs) numbered in pencil in the margin lower left.

Catalog: Bloch 848; Morlot 311; Rau 666; Reusse 731.

27 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Sheet Size: 30 x 22 1/2 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.