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Pablo Picasso
David and Bathsheba (After Lucas Cranach) II Religious Jewish Modern

1947

$35,000

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This lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Picasso" at the lower right margin. It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 50 at the lower left margin. It is dated in the plate "Dimanche 30 Mars 1947" [Sunday 30th March 1947]. It was created by Picasso on the 30th March 1947 by applying pen and ink wash to zinc plate and using a scraper. It was printed by Mourlot in the same year in a limited edition of 50 impressions. There were also six artist’s proofs. This impression is the second state of ten. Only the second and fourth states were published as editions of 50. The work progressively becomes darker and more abstracted through the creative process. The paper bears the Arches watermark. Other impressions of this subject are held by the Art Institute of Chicago and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, United States of America. Note: Lucas Cranach was one of the main Old Master artist’s to have provided inspiration for Picasso. The artist was first introduced to the magnificent paintings by Cranach through his dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, who would sporadically send postcards and exhibition catalogues of Cranach’s masterpieces from across Europe. On this occasion Picasso received a black and white exhibition catalogue from an exhibition in Berlin, which had included a photograph of Lucas Cranach’s David and Bathsheba painted in 1534. Literature: 1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: Picasso. The Lithographic Work. Volume II. 1949-1969. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy. Reference: Mourlot 109 (Second State). 2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I. Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein. Reference: Bloch 440 Condition: Very good condition. The image is printed to the edges of the full sheet including the deckle edge.

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  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    1947
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.99 in. (66 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
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    Edition of 50Price: $35,000
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  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1807342632

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About Pablo Picasso (Artist)

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.


Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.


“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.


He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.

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