A Musical Feast: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso Online
PABLO PICASSO | ÉBAUCHE DE SCÈNE TAUROMACHIQUE EN MÉDAILLON
Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD
PABLO PICASSO (1881 - 1973)
ÉBAUCHE DE SCÈNE TAUROMACHIQUE EN MÉDAILLON
Dated 23.3.53. and inscribed Vallauris; stamped Madoura plein feu (on the reverse)
Painted ceramic; square plate
Diameter: 13⅛ in. (33.3 cm)
Executed on March 23, 1953; this work is unique.
Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
The ceramic is sound. There is dust in the deeper crevices and the ceramic is slightly dirty. There is some rubbing and associated pigment loss to the upper left, upper right and lower right corners of the work. There are some scattered stains throughout the white ground, possibly due to the firing process. There is some minor dirt and wear to the edges and the reverse, as commensurate with age. This work is in good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above)