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Picasso and His Last Muse: Jacqueline Roque

Picasso and His Last Muse: Jacqueline Roque

Pablo Picasso

In the summer of 1952 he met Jacqueline Roque (1927-86), an attractive young woman who was working at Madoura as a sales assistant, having left her husband—a colonial official in Ouagadougou in Central Africa—and taken up residence with her daughter Cathy in nearby Golfe-Juan. Forty-five years Picasso’s junior, she shared his short, stocky build and his large and brilliant dark eyes. By this time artist’s relationship with Françoise Gilot was deteriorating severely, and Jacqueline quickly replaced her in his affections, becoming his lover, muse and eventually his wife—the last great female presence in Picasso’s life and the subject of innumerable paintings and prints produced in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Installation view of three Jacquelin portraits

It is her body we are able to explore more exhaustively and more intimately than any other body in the history of art.

John Richardson

Pablo Picasso

Buste de Femme à la Queue de Cheval: Jacqueline

1955

Image: 25 3/8 x 19 3/8 inches Sheet: 30 x 22 1/2 inches Framed: 45 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches (Bloch 771) (Baer 927.B.a)

Aquatint printed on Arches wove

From the edition of 50 Signed in pencil, lower right Numbered 6/50 lower left, in pencil Printed by Lacourière, 1955 Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, 1955

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Pablo Picasso

Jacqueline au Mouchoir noir

1959

Image/sheet: 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches Framed: 35 1/4 x 28 3/4 inches (silver) (Bloch 874) (Mourlot 316) (Reuße 709)

Lithograph printed on Arches wove with Arches watermark Artist's proof of the third (final) state, outside the edition of 50

Signed by the artist in pencil, lower left Printed by Mourlot, 1959 Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, 1959

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Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline

1959

Image: 25 x 20 7/8 inches Sheet: 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches Framed: 36 3/8 x 31 7/8 inches (Bloch 923; Baer 1245.B.a)

Linocut printed in two colors on Arches wove

Signed by artist lower right, in pencil Numbered 29/50 lower left, in pencil From the edition of 50 Printed by Arnéra, 1959-60 Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, 1960

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Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline aux cheveux lisses

1962

Image: 25 3/16 x 20 11/16 inches Sheet: 29 5/8 x 24 7/16 inches Framed: 37 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches (Bloch 1066) (Baer 1302.IV.B.a (v,b))

Color linocut printed in beige, yellow, red, blue, and black on cream wove paper with Arches watermark

From the edition of 50 Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Numbered 41/50 in pencil, lower left Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1963

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Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline en Carmen (L'Espagnole)

1962

Image: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches Sheet: 24 1/2 x 17 3/8 inches Framed: 30 x 23 inches (Bloch 1095) (Baer 1324.B.a)

Linocut in three colors on Arches paper

Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Numbered 17/50 in pencil, lower left From the edition of 50 of the fourth and final state Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1963

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Pablo Picasso

Portrait de femme à la fraise et au chapeau

1962

Image: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches Sheet: 24 7/16 x 17 5/16 inches Framed: 34 x 26 3/4 inches (Bloch 1145) (Baer 1323.VII.B.a.1 (v,2))

Color linocut printed on cream wove paper with Arches watermark

From the edition of 50 Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Numbered 19/50 in pencil, lower left Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1963

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Jacqueline en Mariée, de face I

Pablo Picasso

1961

Image: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches Sheet: 20 x 15 7/8 inches Framed: 23 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches (Baer 1089, 15th state)

Aquatint with drypoint and engraving on Arches wove paper

one of only two impressions of Baer's state fifteen (of eighteen) there was no published edition of this subject Marina Picasso inkstamp lower right verso (L. 3698) Various pencil inscriptions, lower right verso: "01236," "26124," and "XV etat," printed by Frélaut, Paris

Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline

1963

Image: 25 ¼ x 20 7/8 inches Sheet: 29 ¾ x 24 3/8 inches Framed: 36 x 31 1/2 inches (Baer 1245.C)

Linocut rincé printed in cream with China Ink on Arches paper

Signed, dedicated and dated 'pour Norman Granz/ son ami Picasso/le. 18.5.69' upper right, in felt-tip pen 5 impressions pulled Printed by Arnéra, 1963

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Pablo Picasso

Peintre et modèle au fauteuil

1963

Image: 20 7/8 x 25 ¼ inches Sheet: 24 ½ x 29 5/8 inches Framed: 32 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches (Baer 1347, Z-XXIII 375)

Linocut rincé printed in cream with China Ink on Arches paper

Signed, dedicated and dated 'pour Norman Granz/ son ami Picasso/le. 18.5.69' upper right, in felt-tip pen Baer's first state (of two). One of approximately five impressions (there were also five impressions printed in brown and black). Printed by Arnéra, 1963

Pablo Picasso

Portrait de femme de profil

1965

Sheet: 29 ½ X 24 ½ inches Framed: 38 x 32 ½ inches (Baer 1361)

Linocut printed in white rincée with India ink black on Arches wove paper with Arches watermark

one of approximately six recorded rincées proofs (there are also one or two proofs printed in black) Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris

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