Picasso was devoted to printmaking throughout his career, producing some two thousand images over more than seven decades. He usually explored his subjects through a series of variations on a theme. This etching is part of a series of bacchanals that are linear, modernist treatments of a traditional pictorial subject.
Signature: Stamped in ink lower right: "Picasso"
Inscription: In graphite at lower left: 26/50
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.