Lot 035 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Grand tête de femme au chapeau orné

Pablo PICASSO (Spanish, 1881 - 1973)

Conceived in 1964

Terracotta plaque, partially engraved, with black engobe, ed. 39/50

62.3 x 51.6 cm


TWD 2,400,000-3,600,000

HKD 670,000-1,006,000

USD 86,200-129,300

CNY 559,000-839,000

Sold Price

TWD 5,040,000

HKD 1,415,730

USD 181,818

CNY 1,158,621


Stamped and numbered reverse Madoura Plein Feu/Empreinte Originale de Picasso/39/50

Sotheby's, London, March 24, 1998, lot 206
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Alain Ramié, Picasso Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, Galerie Madoura, Vallauris, 1988, illustrated, p. 259, no. 518 (another number)


"Grande Tête De Femme Au Chapeau Orné" represents Picasso's most important relationships at the time, namely his artistic partnership with the Ramiés and his romance with Jacqueline Roque. Composed of a simple linear carved design in an earth tone clay plaque, Picasso takes advantage of the natural earth tones of clay to create a warm, nuanced work with contrasting black engobe. Created in 1964, this red earthenware clay big rectangular plaque printed with an engobe pad is from the edition of 50, also being the biggest pottery painting by Picasso.
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Ravenel Autumn Auction 2021 Taipei

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 3:30pm