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  • This is the first in a series of five lithographs Picasso made in summer 1962 after a drawing by the French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. The Forestier Family drawn in 1806, shows Ingres’s fiancée Julie Forestier, with both her parents, an uncle and the family maid. It is one of the best-known graphic portraits by Ingres in the Louvre because of the delicacy of the drawing and the placement of the figures in the composition. Ingres drew the family portrait when he had to leave his fiancée in Paris and spend four years at the French Academy in Rome (the Villa Medici) after winning the Prix de Rome in 1801. Once he had left, the pair decided to separate and Julie returned the drawing to the artist, who copied it. Picasso repositions, edits and reinterprets the work for his own narrative.

     

    Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Portrait of the Forestier Family, 1828, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
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      Georges Bloch 1029
      Fernand Mourlot 383
      Felix Reuße 832

    • Artist Biography

      Pablo Picasso

      Spanish • 1881 - 1973

      One of the most dominant and influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso was a master of endless reinvention. While significantly contributing to the movements of Surrealism, Neoclassicism and Expressionism, he is best known for pioneering the groundbreaking movement of Cubism alongside fellow artist Georges Braque in the 1910s. In his practice, he drew on African and Iberian visual culture as well as the developments in the fast-changing world around him.

      Throughout his long and prolific career, the Spanish-born artist consistently pushed the boundaries of art to new extremes. Picasso's oeuvre is famously characterized by a radical diversity of styles, ranging from his early forays in Cubism to his Classical Period and his later more gestural expressionist work, and a diverse array of media including printmaking, drawing, ceramics and sculpture as well as theater sets and costumes designs. 

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Portrait de famille I, homme aux bras croisés (Family Portrait I, Man with Crossed Arms) (Bl. 1029, M. 383)

1962
Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 20 3/8 x 26 3/8 in. (51.8 x 67 cm)
S. 22 1/4 x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm)

Signed in red crayon and numbered 17/50 in pencil, published by Galerie Simon, Paris, framed.

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New York Auction 19-21 October 2021