La Toilette (s.8680)
Medium: Original Lithograph, May/July 1923, crayon on stone, on tinted Van Gelder wove Paper, with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil.
Edition: An edition of 50 – Probably 5 trial proofs and 12 artists proofs were made,
Size: 270 x 204 mms
Publisher: D H Kahnweiller, Galerie Simon, Paris
Printed by : Charlot Freres, Paris
Note: In the summer of 1918, Picasso married Olga Khokhlova, a ballerina with Sergei Diaghilev’s troupe, for whom Picasso was designing a ballet. Their first child, Paulo, was born in 1921 and the artist gloried in being a father for the first time. This is part of a series of lithographs made when Paulo was about 2 years of age. The woman depicted does not resemble Olga but the idea of fatherhood and children doubtless provoked the making of this and it’s companion works.
Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. Bloch 65
Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University.
Spies, Werner, ed. Picassos Welt der Kinder (Kunstsammlung
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 9 September – 3 Dezember, 1995; Staatsgalerie
Stuttgart, 16 Dezember – 10 März, 1996). New York: Prestel. 1996. (Spies 76)
Weisner, Ulrich, ed. Picassos Klassizismus: Werke 1914-1934
(Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, 17 April – 31 Juli, 1988). Stuttgart: Cantz. 1988. (84)
Provenance ; Buchholz Gallery, USA
Condition: In good condition.
Public Collections: Kunstmuseum, Berne