Pablo Picasso - Bacchus au flacon et Marie Therese a la coupe


Bacchus et Femme de Profil

Original etching, 30/1/1934 , on Arches laid paper, with wide margins , dated in the stone above right, signed by the artist in pencil

Sizes: P. 10 7/8 x 7¾ in. (276 x 197 mm.) S. 16¼ x 12 3/8 in. (413 x 314 mm.)


Bloch, Georges. 1968-1979.Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. (Bloch 274)

Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer. 1986-1996. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld. (409.B)

Bernadac, Marie-Laure, Michèle Richet, Hélène Seckel. 1987. Musée Picasso: Catalogue sommaire des collections, II, Dessins, Aquarelles, Gouaches, Pastels. Paris: Réunion Des Musées Nationaux. (2434)

Note: The original etching was made in 1934 but the edition had to wait until 1961 when it was produced, from the original plate, by Galerie Louise Leiris. The style and content is synonymous with the Vollard Suite series with which it was contemporary.  It depicts Picasso’s lover, Marie Therese, alongside the God of Wine - who resembles the sculptor in the Vollard Suite works. The cancelled plate still exists. 3 Proofs from the cancelled plate were made by Crommelynck in 1979.

Printed by: Atelier Lacourière & Frélaut

Published by: Galerie Louise Leiris, 1961

Edition:  A signed proof outside the Louise Leiris edition of 1961 which consisted of 25 signed and numbered proofs. There were also about 12 artists proofs and possibly 3 printers proofs. There are a couple of proofs extant from circa 1934. A similar piece sold at Christies (Lot 254 , Auction 1569, 2005)

Provenance: Portuguese collection. We acquired this from Portugal with the requisite Export License.

Authenticity: With a certificate signed by Anne Frélaut dated from 88 and with stamp from Atelier Lacourière & Frélaut., the printers of the work, This certifies the piece came from the 1961 edition.

Public Collections: Musee Picasso, Paris