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Female Torero, IV

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Printer:
Printed by Jacques Frélaut (French)
Publisher:
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris (Paris) , 1981
Date:
1934, printed 1961
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
plate: 9 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. (23.8 x 29.8 cm) sheet: 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Reiss-Cohen Inc., 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1212.28
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
The corrida, or bullfight, played a major role in Picasso's life and work. He appreciated its rich cultural association with Spain and accorded the subject a key place in his personal iconography, particularly in his prints. This image of a limp female bullfighter lying over the back of a disembowled horse is one of five that Picasso made in June 1934. It would be reworked to become the central component of his greatest print, The Minotauromachy of 1935.
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 280; Geiser/Baer 428.b; Reiss Cohen 28
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