Pablo Picasso - Profile de Jacqueline


Small ceramic wall plaque, white earthenware clay, engraving accentuated with glaze, black patinated ground, 1956, stamped verso with the Empreinte originale de Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu stamps

Size: 18.5 cms

Reference: Alain Ramié, Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947 - 1971, Galerie Madoura, 1988, reproduced page 197, catalogue #385

Bloch 77

Ramie 744

Edition:  500 copies produced

Created by: Madoura Potteries, Vallauris, France

Provenance: Private Collection,UK

Note: Jacqueline Roche (1927 - 1986) was best known as the muse and second wife of Pablo Picasso.  Their marriage lasted 11 years until his death, during which time he created over 400 portraits of her, more than any of Picasso's other loves. Picasso met Jacqueline in 1953 at the Madoura Pottery when she was 26 years old and he was 72. 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. They married in Vallauris on 2 March 1961.