Item #EP-00002

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) Drypoint Salome 1905


Picasso Salome Drypoint, 1905. Full margins. Edition of 250. Van Gelder watermark. Printed by Louis Fort, Paris. Published by Vollard, Paris. From La Suite des Saltimbanques. A superb impression with strong contrasts, burr on John the Baptist's head and the contours of the figures and crisp, inky plate edges.

Plate: 16 x 13 3/4 inches

Full Sheet: 25 5/16 x 20 1/16 inches (never cut down)

Signed in Plate Picasso 1905, and in pencil P. Picasso bottom left corner of sheet.


New York City Estate

Coinciding with his Rose Period (or Circus Period), Picasso's (1881-1973) first series of etchings in 1905, generally known as La Suite des Saltimbanques, were created while he was establishing his career as an expatriate artist in Paris, and are mostly candid representations of the lives and private moments of characters of the Paris demi-monde and other bohemians. Picasso frequently attended the Cirque Médrano in Montmartre, Paris, during this time and drew inspiration directly from both the performers and visitors as well as from the spectacles themselves, as is seen in this interpretation of the famous Biblical subject. Bloch 14; Geiser 17.
The Drypoint of Salomé. originally printed in 1905  is represented in some of the most important museums in the world including :
MOMA, The Museum of Modern Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Yale University Art Gallery
Princeton University Art Collection
Norton Simon Museum
Kröller-Müller Museum
The Cleveland Museum of Art

Kemper Art Museum
Harvard Art Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art