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.