Edition of 1000
Image size 15.75 x 24.5 in
Paper size 15.75 x 24.5 in
A spirited Maya Picasso, aged two-and-a-half, is the subject of this vivid portrait from 1938. Painted only months after he had finished his harrowing Guernica, this picture clearly evidences that Maya, daughter of Marie-Thérèse Walter, was a great source of joy in Picasso's life. The baby girl presented new and delightful artistic challenges for her father. Picasso's palette for this picture captures the liveliness and playfulness of Maya's nursery. For the background he has chosen a robin's egg blue, which he also uses for the highlights of her blonde hair. He depicts her holding a favourite toy boat, which features in other portraits from this time, and a colourful pinwheel in her chubby hand. This colourful, boisterous print by Pablo Picasso showcases his talent as a proponent of Cubism.
Now 86 years old, Maya lives in Paris, has three children, and is also one of Picasso’s five surviving heirs, alongside Marina. Maya recalls watching her father paint Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O) which set a record in 2015 for a work sold at auction at a closing bid of $179.4 million.
The Pablo Picasso signature has been taken from the original lithograph.
Certificate of Authenticity
Includes a full certificate of authenticity signed by Picasso's estate (Marina Picasso) and stamped.
La Fille De L'Artiste a Deux Ans Et Demie Avec Un Bateau by Pablo Picasso
The most well-known name in the modern art world and one of the most influential artists ever to have lived. His distinctive style and innovative drive for artistic creation have had a long-lasting impact on the art world.
Born in Spain in 1881, the young Picasso began painting at the age of seven, tutored initially by his father before later going on to study at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts.
Thought to have created some 50,000 artworks, including paintings, prints and sculptures.