La Pique Original Lithograph by Pablo Picasso

La Pique Original Lithograph
by Pablo Picasso
La Pique Framed and Matted
Lithograph by Pablo Picasso

Original lithograph in black ink on creme wove paper by Pablo Picasso. Titled La Pique (The Pike), the image shows a picador in the ring using pike on a bull. Dated 6.3.61 in the stone.

This work was originally published in 1961 by Mourlot of Paris. It was included in the publication A La Toros Avec Picasso, published by Jaime Sabartes in 1961. The stone was ground down after printing, so no additional prints could be pulled. References, Fernand Mourlot, Picasso Lithographs, M246, p. 272; Cramer, Pablo Picasso: The Illustrated Books, Pp. 280-281, Bloch, Picasso: Catalogue of the printed graphic work, 1904-1967, Vol. 1, 1014, p. 219.

– Title: La Pique (The Pike)
– Artist: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
– Date: 1961
– Image size: 9 inches H x 12 W inches (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
– Sheet size: 9-1/2 inches H x 12-1/2 W inches (24.1 cm x 31.8 cm) with full margins
– Frame size: 20-1/4 inches H x 24 inches W (51.4 cm x 61.0 cm)

Small paper compression in lower margin to the right of the date below the image. Additional small paper compression in the right margin under the matte. Framed in a dramatic black frame with gold highlights. Matted in a tan acid-free matte and covered with UV-resistant acrylic.

Price is $895 USD. Certificate of Authenticity from J D Smith Fine Art. Free shipping to North America on this piece. Shipment insured for purchase price. A nice starter piece for a Picasso collection.