This is a limited edition offset lithograph on woven linen rag paper after an India ink and colored pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) titled, "Portrait of Woman in Period Costume (Jacqueline) II". In this image, Jacqueline is shown wearing a Spanish Renaissance gown and standing next to a Renaissance chair. Jacqueline Roque was one of Picasso's great muses and loves and Picasso was inspired to make countless images of the classic, dark haired beuty.
The original drawing was completed March, 11th 1959 and was published in 1961 by Cercle d'art for the folio, "Toros y Toreros". The exact edition number is unknown but was only released for one year.
Picasso (1881 - 1973) is best known for being one of the founding fathers of the collage and cubist movements but is arguably one of the the most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso was born to a middle class family in Malaga, Spain and his father was a curator in a local museum as well as a painter of naturalistic birds and game. His father eventually became a professor at the School of Fine Arts. Picasso began his artistic training in 1890 under his father and within four years his professional style began to emerge.
In his lifetime he created numerous sketches and drawings but also designed tapestries, sculptures, prints and ceramics making himself one of the most versatile artists of his time.