Pablo Picasso, ‘Marie-Therese en idole et trois Grecs Barbus’, 1934, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Marie-Therese en idole et trois Grecs Barbus’, 1934, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Also known as: Femme nue assise et trois têtes barbus
Marie-Thérèse as an Idol and Three Bearded Greeks
Printed by: Lacouriere, Paris
Note: Baer notes a similarity to the Greek heads in the Lysistrata Suite to this work. This was the very first use by Picasso of the technique of using Sugar Aquatint.

Series: Suite Vollard

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Ambroise Vollard

Public Collections:
MOMA New York - supplied by the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Fund.Object 268.1949
Musee Picasso, Paris

Bernadac, Marie-Laure, Michèle Richet, Hélène Seckel. Musée Picasso: Catalogue sommaire des collections, I, Peintures, Papiers Collés, Tableaux-Reliefs, Sculptures, Céramiques. Paris: Réunion Des Musées Nationaux. 1985. (1982.84) (2520)
Bloch, Georges : Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (IBloch 216)
Bolliger, Hans & Bernhard Geiser. Picasso's Vollard Suite. London: Thames and Hudson. 1956, 1977, 1994. (25)
Geiser, Bernhard and Brigitte Baer. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé et des monotypes, 7 vols. Berne: Kornfeld. 1986-1996. (Baer 416.6,B.d)
Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2018. (34:019)

Private Collection: Ray Marlowe, Los Angeles

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France