Portrait De Famille Ingresque IV Pablo Picasso

Signed Print

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  • Medium: Hand Painted Print
  • Format: Signed Print
  • Year: 1963
  • Size: H 40cm x W 53cm
  • Framing details: Framed with plexiglass
  • Edition size: 50
  • Framing size: 97cm x 83cm
  • Signed: Yes
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Provenance: Predella House

Original color linocut on velin Arches watermarked paper one block in two colors (brown and black), 1962-63, signed in pencil by the artist, , As printed by Arn�ra, 1962-1963; published by Galerie Louise Leiris.

Condition:In good overall condition, the full sheet.
Plate: 15.75 X 20.98 in. (40 X 53.3 cm)
References: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text on the original graphics of the artist by Georges Bloch: �Tomb 1 – Catalogue de l�oeuvre grave et lithographie : Number 1146 , Brigitte Baer: Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tomb V, Catalogue raisoneee de L�oeuvre grave et de monotypes 1959 – 1965 : Number 1337.B.aThe Mr & Mrs Charles Kramer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art : Reference 113Berggrruen 1971 : Number 370Los Angeles County Museum of Art �Sixty Years of Graphic Works� , 1966 : Number 426Donald Karshan : �Picasso Linocuts 1958 – 1963 : Number 92Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: The Picasso Project �The Complete Linocuts 1939 – 1968� Number L-58
Framing: offered unframed
Note: In some listings this item is entitled �Family Scene� or �scene familier�. Picasso was a great admirer of the artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 – 1867). Picasso made a large number of works �after� the artists who had influenced him and this falls into that category. A recent exhibition �Picasso Challenging the Past� at the National Gallery, London, dealt with this theme in depth. The painting to which this refers is called �The Forestier Family� and was a family portrait of Ingres fiance, Julie Forestier with her parents and Uncle. This is a genuine romantic memento. Ingres drew the family portrait when he had to leave his fianc�e Julie and spend four years at the French Academy in Rome (the Villa Medici) after winning the Prix de Rome in 1801. Once he had left, the pair decided to separate. Ingres married Madeleine Chapelle, a young milliner, in 1813. Julie Forestier did not marry and her misadventure even inspired her to write a short novel, �Emma ou la fianc�e� . After they had broken up, she returned the drawing to Ingres, who made one (or two) copies. The Louvre has some thirty graphite portraits in which the artist captures the features of the model and also the character. That of the Forestier Family is one of the best known on account of both the skill in the placing of the different figures and the delicacy of the drawing. Picasso�s treatment of the subject is radically different from the original work by Ingres – as one would expect to be the case! Another example of this work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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