Picasso had been using the image of the Picador in his artworks since he was eight years old – one of his earliest surviving paintings from 1889 captures this theme, as does one of his first etchings from 1899. Since that time, the theme of bullfighting has been one of his most important and recognizable. In this bowl, Picasso presents the image of the Picador using simple and expressive strokes, atop a horse and wearing the recognizable hat. The confidence of the composition demonstrates Picasso's mastery of medium and form at the height of his career.
Black oxide glazed white earthenware
From the edition of 500
1.75 x 6 x 6 inches
Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps on base
Inscribed 'Edition Picasso' on base in black
Overall good condition; chip in glaze upper left; skips in glaze center left; some surface scratches to glaze center. Feel free to contact us for a more thorough condition report.
Ref: Ramié 176