Pablo Picasso, Femme, Nature Morte au Crâne, Femme Nue á la Guitare, 1913
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Artist: Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973
Title: Femme, Nature Morte au Crâne, Femme Nue á la Guitare, 1913
Date: 1913
Medium: Drypoint etching on Van Gelder laid paper
Description: Created for the publication, "Le Siège de Jérusalem Grande Tentation Céleste de Saint Matorel,” with text by Max Jacob and illustrations by Picasso. Picasso expert Brigitte Baer's second and final state. Book number 24, signed in ink on the colophon, "Max Jacob" and "Pablo Picasso." Pulled by Delâtre from the edition of 106 as follows: 1-15 on Japanese Inteotukeoku, 16-100 on Van Gelder, and 6 hors de commerce. With Van Gelder watermark. Published by Henry Kahnweiler, Paris, 1914.
Provenance:
Collection of Ms. Helena Rubenstein, Polish-American businesswoman, art collector and philanthropist; Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Abraham Melamed; Private Collection, CA
Exhibition History:
Cubist Prints from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Abraham Melamed. Elvehjem Art Museum, University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 1972 – March 1972; The Cubist Print. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., October 1981 – January 1982; The Cubist Print. University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, February 1982 – March 1982; The Cubist Print. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, April 1982 – June 982; Picasso 200 Masterworks from 1898 to 1972. Palazzo Reale Royal Palace, Milan, September 2001 – January 2002; Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment 1910-1912. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, May 29, 2011 - August 21, 2011; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, September 17, 2011 – January 8, 2012; Picasso, Braque, Léger: Twentieth Century Modern Masters. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, September 2016 – November 2016
Literature:
Cubist Prints from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Abraham Melamed. Elvehjem Art Museum, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Cat. No. 18, 1972; Wallen, Burr and Donna Stein. The Cubist Print. University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1981; Picasso 200 Masterworks from 1898 to 1972. Palazzo Reale Royal Palace, Milan, Bulfinch Press, 2001; Mary Ann Caws. Pablo Picasso (Critical Live Series). Published by Reaktion Books, Ltd., London, 2005; Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment 1910-1912. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2011; Reilly Rhodes. Picasso Masterworks 1904-1937. Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions, Laguna Niguel, CA, No. 14, pp. 42-43, 2018
Reference: Bloch 26; Baer 36 b.3.
Dimensions: 8 x 6 1/2 in.
Framed Dimensions: 21 x 19 1/4 in.
Inventory Number: 405235, 405234, 405233
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