PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish)
Title: Greeting Card for Madoura Gallery, 1966
Technique: Original Signed and Dated in the Plate and Hand Numbered Linocut on Wove Paper
Paper size: 21.5 x 14.5 cm / 8.5 x 5.7 in
Image size: 17.4 x 10.8 cm / 6.9 x 4.3 in
Additional Information: This work is signed in the plate by the artist “Picasso” in the lower right margin.
It is also dated in the plate “17.12.66” (17th December 1966).
It is hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 400 at the lower left margin and inscribed “H.C.” Hors Commerce [out of trade] on the lower right margin.
The work was published by the Madoura Gallery in 1966 in a limited edition of 400 impressions.
This linocut was especially engraved by Picasso as a Greeting Card to be sent to the friends of Suzanne and Georges Ramié, for the New Year 1967. The paper is folded in two and the greetings and details of the gallery are inside.
Note: Suzanne Ramié was one of the key figures of the potter’s city of Vallauris. In 1938 Suzanne and her husband Georges Ramié moved to Vallauris and created the studio Madoura. By 1948, Ramié set aside space in their studio for Picasso to produce his works. For over 25 years Picasso produced more than 3,500 original ceramics at the Madoura atelier.
1. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein.
Reference: Bloch 1240
2. Baer, B. (1994). Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome VI, Catalogue Raisonne de l’OEuvre Grave et des Monotypes, 1966-1968. Bern: Editions Kornfeld.
Reference: Baer 1850.
Condition: Excellent Condition.