Femme Accoudée

Portrait of Jacqueline Resting on her Elbows

Date: October 2, 1959, Cannes
Medium: Linoleum cut printed in blue and black
Dimensions: Print 642 x 532 mm, 25 1/4 x 21″; Sheet 755 x 622 mm, 29 3/4 x 24 1/2″
Signature: Signed “Picasso” in pencil in the lower right
References: Bloch 922; Baer 1240 Ba; Kramer 3; OPP.59:071;
Picasso Linolschnitte, Städtische Galerie, Germany;
Picasso Linoleum Cuts, pub. Harry N. Abrams;
Grunenberg, Christoph, Astrid Becker & Kai Hohenfeld, 2014, Sylvette, Sylvette, Sylvette: Picasso und das ModellMünchen: Prestel
Provenance: Acquired by a Finnish collector by 1967, thence by descent
Exhibition history: “Homage á Picasso”, Ateneum Art Museum, the 
Finnish national museum, Helsinki, 1967
Edition: Numbered 2/50; printed by Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris in 1960.
Paper: Arches; untrimmed
Watermark: Arches
Impression: Very fine
Condition:  Mild marginal toning, occasional soft handling creases, skinning at the upper sheet corners; otherwise excellent condition with strong colors; framed
Price: Upon request

This loving portrait finds a pensive Jacqueline in the bent-wood rocking chair that both she and Picasso favored.  It is a stunningly beautiful masterwork, in our opinion the most beautiful of Picasso’s large portraits in the linocut medium.

Picasso laughing in his favorite rocking chair 1957