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Seated Saltimbanque

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Printer:
Printed by Louis Fort (French, 19th–20th century)
Publisher:
Published by Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939)
Date:
1905, printed 1913
Medium:
Drypoint
Dimensions:
plate: 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (12.1 x 8.9 cm) sheet: 20 x 12 3/4 in. (50.8 x 32.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.1203.111
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Picasso convincingly conveys the heft of this seated circus performer with the utmost economy of line. He recast the rotund jester in the important 1905 painting Family of Saltimbanques (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.), where he is, however, no longer seated but standing wearing a vibrant red leotard.
Donor: Scofield Thayer (American, Worcester, Massachusetts 1889–1982 Providence, Rhode Island)
Bloch 10; Geiser/Baer 12.b
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