Le Vieux Roi (The Old King)
Year: 1959, Cannes
Medium: Original Lithograph on Arches light paper with Moult watermark
Signed by the artist with a red printed signature
Image size: 64.8 x 49.5 cm
Paper size: 56 x 76.5 cm
Edition: Limited edition
Note: In the aftermath of the Second World War Picasso joined the communist party and was active in promoting its activities through his art. The newspaper “Le Patriot” was a supporter of this ideology and Picasso made a number of lithographs and Linocuts which were published by this organisation and sold to raise funds for the communist party. ‘Le Vieux Roi’ was one such work.