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La Columbe (Dove)

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Pablo Picasso, La Columbe (Dove), 1949, lithograph on cream wove paper, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, © artist or other rights holder, 50.3

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Title

La Columbe (Dove)

Artist

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

Date

1949

Medium

lithograph on cream wove paper

Edition

45/50

Catalogue Raisonné

Bloch 583

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 21 1/2 in x 27 1/2 in; sheet: 22 1/4 in x 30 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

edition: 45/50, graphite, bottom left corner

inscription: NY 11527, verso

signature: Picasso, graphite, bottom right corner

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

Spanish

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

50.3

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

bird

birds

lithography

planographic printing

planographic prints

wove paper

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

Lower Level

Helen Copeland Gallery

Description

Pablo Picasso painted his first dove when he was learning to paint from his father, José Ruiz y Blasco. But the dove also held political significance for the artist. This image refers to Picasso's joining of the Communist Party and involvement with the World Peace Congresses, following the Second World War. La Columbe (Dove) became the symbol of the Congresses and was used for the poster of the 1949 Paris meeting.

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