Vintage 1950 hand tipped in lithograph of Picasso’s The Concierge's Daughter (1947).

Commentary on the work circa 1950:

THE CONCIERGE'S DAUGHTER (1947). Picasso's free calligraphy has never shown itself to better advantage than in this composition, constricted though it is in a geometrical frame. His portrayal is built up with allusions and pictorial metaphors. For, like the poet, the painter is entitled to express himself by means of similes and imagery. But whereas such painters as Bosch, Breughel and Huys used realistic 'images' (as when, for instance, the entrance of a farm is shown as a giant's mouth), Picasso uses plastic imagery whose lines and curves synthesize or amplify the postures he wishes to convey.


7 3/4” x 10 7/16" lithograph hand tipped in on thick 9 3/4” x 12 9/16" paper.