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The Rescue I

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Printer:
Printed by Jacques Frélaut (French)
Publisher:
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris (Paris) , 1981
Date:
1932, printed 1961
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
plate: 6 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (15.9 x 19.4 cm) sheet: 9 7/8 x 12 13/16 in. (25.1 x 32.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Reiss-Cohen Inc., 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1212.16
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Three etchings in the bathers series depict the rescue of a drowning swimmer, two of which are on view here. Picasso's mistress at that time, Marie-Thérèse Walter, appears repeatedly - and in multiple roles - in all three compositions: she is the victim, the rescuer, and the onlooker.
Signature: Stamped in ink lower right: "Picasso"

Inscription: In graphite at lower left: 26/50
Reiss-Cohen Inc.; Donor: Reiss-Cohen Inc.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010.

Bloch 244; Geiser/Baer 272.C; Reiss-Cohen 14
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