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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

Work Type

Lithograph

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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