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Le Pichet noir et la tête de mort (The Black Pitcher and Death's Head)

© Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Pablo Picasso

Spanish, 1881-1973

Le Pichet noir et la tête de mort (The Black Pitcher and Death's Head), 1946

lithograph

Edition: 50/50

image area: 12 5/8 x 17 3/8 inches (32.07 x 44.13 cm); sheet: 13 x 17 3/8 inches (33.02 x 44.13 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Frederic P. Norton, 2000

P2000:1.20

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Inscriptions

signature, undated / lower left, in pencil / Picasso
Frederick P. Norton Stamp / FPN

Provenance

collection of Frederic P. Norton;
donated to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2000

Class

Prints (visual works)

Work Type

Lithograph

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Pablo Picasso executed the jug, human skull, and open book on a table that fill the somber and restrained scene in The Black Pitcher and Death's Head in a series of curvilinear rhythms and contrasts of lights and darks. Working in the Paris studio of Fernand Mourlot (French, 1895–1988), Picasso used a lithographic crayon and ink, which he then scraped back with a tool in a number of areas to achieve the composition’s highlights and sharp definition.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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