Profile and Female Figure
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 – 1973)
Dimensions : 13 x 9 1/2 in. (33.02 x 24.13 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelThis print belongs to a suite titled Six Contes Fantastiques that Picasso created in 1944 to illustrate a collection of magical tales by the French author Maurice Toesca (1904-1998). The Cubist-influenced image seems to reference both Ancient Mediterranean and African sculpture, and demonstrates Picasso's extraordinary skill as a draftsman. Although Picasso designed the print in 1944, the turmoil of World War Two prevented it from being published until 1953.