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.