1933 (published 1939)
Etching and sugarlift on vergé de Montval laid paper
Image: 37.6 x 29.3 cm (14 13/16 x 11 9/16 in.); Sheet: 49.6 x 38.2 cm (19 1/2 x 15 1/16 in.)
© Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of James and Hanna Bartlett 2018.1078
Edition: Edition of 50
Although Ambroise Vollard commissioned this print from Picasso in 1930, it was not printed until the 1939, the year of Vollard’s death.
This print belongs to a series of 100 that the dealer Ambroise Vollard commissioned from Picasso during the 1930s. Picasso worked with master printer Roger Lacourière, experimenting with a range of etching techniques. Many of the prints, such as this one, feature a stark, linear style evocative of classical art that Picasso favored during this period. Here, a nude sculpture and heavily bearded face further suggest ancient Greece.
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