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Portrait of a Woman, after Lucas Cranach II

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Printer:
Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra
Publisher:
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris (Paris)
Date:
1958
Medium:
Linoleum cut
Dimensions:
block: 25 1/2 x 21 in. (64.8 x 53.3 cm) sheet: 30 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (77.5 x 57.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.1079.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
This is one of Picasso's first and most complex linocuts. It required that he cut six separate blocks for each distinct color: black, red, green, yellow, brown, and blue. To improve the registration and streamline the process, Picasso invented a new way of printing a multicolored image from a single block, known as the reductive linocut.
Signature: In blue pencil at lower right: "Picasso"

Inscription: In graphite at lower left: 18/50
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer; Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010.

Bloch 859; MMA 1; Geiser/Baer 1053.C.a
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