Pablo Picasso Jacqueline with Headband I (Jacqueline au bandeau I) 1962

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Picasso met Jacqueline Roque in 1953, when she worked in a sales position for the pottery studio where he made ceramics in the South of France. She was twenty-seven when they met; he was seventy-two. Roque moved in with Picasso in 1954; the couple married in 1961. They remained together until the artist’s death, in 1973, a relationship that for Picasso endured far longer than any other.

Picasso experimented extensively with this portrait Roque, resulting in a characterization that is embodied by the group as a whole. Considering no single print definitive, Picasso made editions at several stages in its evolution.

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
Linoleum cut
composition: 13 3/4 x 10 11/16" (35 x 27.2 cm); sheet: 24 13/16 x 17 1/2" (63 x 44.5 cm)
Arnéra, Vallauris, France
proof outside the edition of 50
Eugene Mercy, Jr. Fund, Riva Castleman Endowment Fund, and Louise Reinhardt Smith Bequest (by exchange)
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© 2024 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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