1) Femme Torero (or Dernier Baiser); 2) La Grande Corrida, Avec Femme Torero by Pablo Picasso

The bullfighter / minotaur theme provided one of Picasso's richest veins of subject matter and proved a potent vehicle for the expression of psychological and emotional content.


Details

Medium:
Etching on paper
Dimensions:
Each 49 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £45,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Frederick Mulder

Of the group of prints on this theme, these works are the only two on the same grand scale as Picasso's masterpiece, the 'Minotauromachie', and show the development of personal and mythic themes that culminated in the later work.

Provenance

1) Paris art market; Pascal de Sarthe Fine art, Scotsdale, Arizona; Private collection, USA; Ronnie Myerson, New Jersey; Frederick Mulder. 2) Estate of the artist or printer; European private collection; Sotheby's (2005); Frederick Mulder.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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