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Le Taureau (Bull)

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Pablo Picasso, Le Taureau (Bull), 1946, lithograph on cream wove paper, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, © artist or other rights holder, 50.1

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Title

Le Taureau (Bull)

Related Titles

original language: Le Taureau

translated: Bull

Artist

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, active France, 1881-1973)

Date

1946

Medium

lithograph on cream wove paper

Edition

33/50

State

11th state

Catalogue Raisonné

Bloch 389

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 11 7/16 in x 16 3/4 in; sheet: 12 3/4 in x 17 3/8 in

Inscriptions & Markings

edition: 33/50, graphite, lower left

signature: Picasso, graphite, lower right

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

Spanish

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

50.1

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

Animalia

bovine

bulls

lithography

paper

planographic printing

planographic prints

Description

No animal form is perhaps more spare yet evocative than Pablo Picasso's Le Taureau (Bull), an animal that held national and personal significance to the Spaniard. From December 1945 to January 1946, Picasso developed eleven lithographs depicting a solitary bull in profile. The first of the series is highly detailed and naturalistic; in each successive print, the artist pared the animal's form down to its essential elements, ending with a simple outline that nonetheless eloquently captures the power and bulk of the bovine.

History
Exhibitions

2017 Kingdom Animalia: Animals in Print from Dürer to Picasso Portland Art Museum

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