Femme Torero II

 
Series
Suite Vollard
Artist
Creation date
Materials
etching and aquatint
Mark Descriptions
Picasso | in plate, in reverse, U.R.: "20 June 1935" | signed, in pencil, below image, L.R.: "Picasso"
Credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
Accession number
62.196
Collection
Not Currently On View

The Vollard Suite contained 100 etchings that Picasso created between 1930 and 1937, which the artist selected for this project from his vast array of etchings.

The woman bullfighter, one of the themes explored in the Vollard Suite, dramatizes the tragic unhorsing of a female torero, modeled on Picasso's mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter.

The allusions to anguish, death and the bullfight resurfaced three years later in Picasso's Guernica.

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