Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Petite tête de femme couronnée (s.9133)
Small head of a woman with a crown of flowers
Medium: Original Linocut, Mouguins, 20th February 1962, on Arches, watermarked, paper, Printed in 4 colours : light brown, dark brown, beige or ochre and black , printed from one block, signed by the artist in pencil.
Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (Bloch:1068)
Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld. 1986-1996. (1305)
Wofsy, Alan, ed. The Complete Linoleum Cuts, 1939-1968. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts. 2012. (L:126
Karshan “Picasso Linocuts 1958 - 1963” Number 88
Published by: Galerie Louis Leiris , Paris,i 1961
Printed by: Arnera, Vallauris , France
Size: 630 x 445 mms (Paper size); 370 x 300 mms (Image size)
Edition: 24/50 - There were also 25 Artists Proofs
Note: This is one of the many portraits Picasso made of his wife, Jacqueline Roque. It is made in a very cubist style with contrasting colours of browns and black.
The Linoleum block from this item was transferred to a plaster mould or matrix from which earthenware impressions were made in Vallauris in 1964. These can be found in the Ramie ceramics catalogue - number 522.
1) Property of a Franklin, Michigan Collector, acquired by him from former Michigan State Senator Jack Faxon. (1936 - 2020)
2) Faxon was an interesting man who started his working life as a founder and later Headmaster of International School, Michigan. He served as State Senator from 1970 to 1994. He persuaded the legislature to find the arts which led to broader state funding of arts and cultural institutions in Detroit, "The halcyon years," as Faxon called them. He had a substantial collection of art in 1965 when he held his own art exhibit ion at the state Capitol. Today, his home in Birmingham includes a lifetime of collecting that rivals the finest museums.
National Gallery of Victoria, Australis - an unsigned proof, purchased in 1999. Accession No: 1999.349
Picasso Museum Munster.
Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
Condition: A good clean copy with vibrant colours in extremely good condition except for a small fold and mark on the right hand margin - barely noticeable.