Jeune Femme au Corsage à Triangles

Pablo Picasso

This tender image of Françoise Gilot was made by Picasso three days after the birth of their son, Claude, and is one of three such portraits dating from May and June of 1947.

When Françoise first met Picasso, in a restaurant in 1943, she was only 21 years old: Picasso, at 61, was almost thrice her age. He pursued Françoise, also an artist, mercilessly, and soon she was to replace Dora Maar as his mistress. During their ten year relationship they were to have two children, Paloma being born two years later than Claude in 1949.

Such was the public's interest in the couple that eleven years after their separation, Françoise wrote Life with Picasso, a book which would sell over one million copies in dozens of languages.

Original brush-drawn lithograph in black ink, made in May 1947. Drawn and printed at the Mourlot Studio, Paris, a superb impression on pale cream wove Arches paper. Excellent condition.

Artist
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Title
Jeune Femme au Corsage à Triangles
Medium
Lithograph
Date
1947
Edition
From the edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
Image
54.0 x 43.5 cm : 21 3/16 x 17 1/8 ins
Sheet
65.5 x 50.0 cm : 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 ins on Arches wove
Printer
Fernand Mourlot, Paris
Publisher
Galerie Leiris, Paris
Literature
Bloch 456; Mourlot 105; Rau 216
Reference
C13-18
Status
No longer available

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