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Pablo Picasso

La Toilette (s.8680)

Medium: Original Lithograph, May/July 1923, crayon on stone, on tinted Van Gelder wove Paper,  with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil.

Edition:  38 / 50 – Probably 5 trial proofs and 12 artists proofs were made,

Size:  270 x 204 mms

Publisher:  D H Kahnweiller, Galerie Simon, Paris

Printed by : Charlot Freres, Paris

Note:   In the summer of 1918, Picasso married Olga Khokhlova,  a ballerina with Sergei Diaghilev’s troupe, for whom Picasso was designing a ballet. Their first child, Paulo, was born in 1921 and the artist gloried in being a father for the first time. This is part of a series of lithographs made when Paulo was about 2 years of age. The woman depicted does not resemble Olga but the idea of fatherhood and children doubtless provoked the making of this and it’s companion works.

References:

Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. Bloch 65

Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University.

1997-2016. (23:051)

Spies, Werner, ed. Picassos Welt der Kinder (Kunstsammlung

Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 9 September – 3 Dezember, 1995; Staatsgalerie

Stuttgart, 16 Dezember – 10 März, 1996). New York: Prestel. 1996. (Spies 76)

Weisner, Ulrich, ed.  Picassos Klassizismus: Werke 1914-1934

(Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, 17 April – 31 Juli, 1988). Stuttgart: Cantz. 1988. (84)

Provenance ; Buchholz Gallery, USA

Condition: In good condition.

Public Collections:  Kunstmuseum, Berne