Femme au Chignon, 1er état

Pablo Picasso
Femme au Chignon, 1er état
Dec. 28, 1957

An original Pablo Picasso lithograph print.

(Woman with Bun, State 1)

Dec. 28, 1957

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

Hand-signed in red crayon in the margin lower right Picasso, dated on the stone upper right “28.12.57” (in reverse).

A superb impression of the first state of three, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left (there were 6 additional proofs reserved for the artist and the printer, for an overall edition of 56). Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris; printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris.

Catalog: Bloch 853; Mourlot 310 Reusse 740; Güse/Rau 674.

21 7/8 x 17 5/16 inches

Sheet Size: 25 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.