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Jacqueline with Soft Hair

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Printer:
Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra
Publisher:
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris (Paris )
Date:
1962
Medium:
Linocut
Dimensions:
block: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (34.9 x 27 cm) sheet: 24 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (62.9 x 44.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.620.80
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Considered the preeminent printmaker of the twentieth century, Picasso made about 2,500 prints during his career. It was not until 1939, however, that he began experimenting with linocut. In this portrait, a simplified image of his wife Jacqueline, Picasso marked the pliant surface of a linoleum block with a series of scratchy lines and printed it solely in black, creating a rich chiaroscuro.
Portrait of a Woman (Buste de femme)

Signature: In graphite at lower right: "Picasso"

Inscription: In graphite at lower left: 1/50
Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 28, 2002–April 21, 2002.

Bloch 1091; MMA 79; Geiser/Baer 1295.B.a
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