Le Repos du Sculpteur devant une Bacchanele au taureau, 1933
Etching on Montval laid paper with the watermark 'Picasso & Montval
Signed in pencil, from an edition of 260 (50 on larger Monteval paper)
Catalogue raisonné: Bloch, no. 165; Baer no. 318
17 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (44.6 x 34.3 cm.)
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Pablo Picasso created over 100 etchings in a collection called the Vollard Suite during the period of 1930-1937. The name Vollard Suite refers to the art dealer, Ambroise Vollard, who commissioned the works. Noteworthy is the minotaur featured amongst the pile of bodies depicted in this image – he used the minotaur motif in a many of the works he produced during this time, and its thought to represent forbidden desires and complicated emotions.