Pablo Picasso - Jacqueline aux chevaux flous, en buste

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Bust of Jacqueline with flowing hair

Original Colour Linocut , Mougins - 12/2/1962, , on velin Arches watermarked paper, one block printed on image in black, signed by the artist in pencil. The edition published.

Size : Image Size: 350 x 270 mms; Sheet Size: 621 x 445 mms

Edition:   /50 ; There were 2 or more trial proofs and 9 or more artists proofs.

Note: This is a portrait of Jacqueline Roque (1927 - 1986) who Picasso met in 1953 at the pottery when she was 27 years old. He romanced her by drawing a dove on her house in chalk and bringing her one rose a day until she agreed to date him six months later. In 1955, when Picasso's first wife Olga Koklova died, he was free to marry. They married in Vallauris on 2 March 1961. Their marriage lasted 11 years until his death, during which time he created more than 400 portraits of her.

Printed By: Arnerea Vallauris, France

Published by: Gallerie Louis Leiris, Paris, 1963

Reference:

Georges Bloch: “Tomb 1 - Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie : Number 1091

Brigitte Baer: Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tomb V, Catalogue raisoneee de L’oeuvre grave et de monotypes 1959 - 1965 : Number 1295

Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: The Picasso Project “The Complete Linocuts 1939 - 1968” Number L-1114

Karsham 55

Metropolitan Museum Collection (Ex Mr & Mrs Charles Kramer collection) 1985, Number 79

Public Collections: Metropolitan Museum, New York