Suite Vollard

Picasso's etchings are represented in the exhibition by a selection of prints taken from the Suite Vollard- one of the greatest achievements in print of the 20th century- that is a composition of 100 subjects produced by Picasso over a seven-year period from 1930 to 1937 and commissioned by renowned publisher Ambroise Vollard. 

La Suite Vollard stands as testament to Picasso's genius and is widely regarded as one of the greatest achievements in print of the 20th century. Made up of one hundred subjects, the suite is named for its publisher Ambroise Vollard and is a survey of Picasso's preoccupations from 1930 to 1937. It is a precursor to the harrowing imagery of La Guernica and the symbolism of Picasso's other great etching, La Minotauromachie. 

The exceptionally rare complete suite of 100 impressions, 15 signed by the artist, from the regular edition of 260, on specially made Montval laid paper with Picasso and Vollard watermarks, the full sheets, in original condition.

Fifteen of the subjects in this set are signed in pencil by Picasso (the last three in red pencil): Bloch 143, 176, 177, 178, 185, 191, 192, 201, 219, 225, 226, 230, 231, 232, 233.

The Vollard Suite, apart from the edition of three on parchment, was published unsigned, but Henri Petiet, who had bought the entire Vollard estate, was in the practice of taking individual groups of Vollard Suite prints to Picasso to sign; this happened over a period of years. Naturally enough, Petiet chose to ask the artist to sign the most important subjects , and complete Vollard Suites normally contain 15 subjects that have been signed. Our set is in exactly this format, with the most important fifteen subjects signed, the others left unsigned as originally published. 

 

是次展出了畢加索《Suite Vollard》系列版畫中的多幀精選蝕刻創作,這個系列被譽 為是 20 世紀最傑出的版畫作品之⼀一,包括這位藝壇巨匠從 1930 ⾄至 1937 年的七年間精 ⼼心創製的 100 幀版畫,並由著名出版商 Ambroise Vollard 委約創作。

這些作品都是來⾃自畢加索的新古典主義時代,共有多個出⾊色主題,包括⽶米諾陶洛斯 ⼈人⾝身⽜牛頭怪(Minotaur)、雕塑家的⼯工作室和他的愛⼈人。系列以 50 張華麗的「⼤大 型」版和 260 張「⼩小型」版的形式印⾏行,總共印製了逾 30,000 幀,絕對是⾮非凡的成 就。⾃自 Vollard 於 1939 年因⾞車禍猝逝後,系列從未再曝光,其後,他的所有藏品被另 ⼀一名版畫代理商 Henri Petiet 悉數收購,之後只偶爾推出個別作品,⼤大部份仍然由 Petiet 家族擁有。


Artworks

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Harpye à tête de Taureau, et quatre petites Filles sur une Tour surmontée d'un Drapeau noir

⾧長著⽜牛頭的⿃鳥⾝身⼥女妖,與四名年輕⼥女⼦子在插上⿊黑⾊色旗幟的塔上

Etching, 1931  /  Bloch 229; Baer 444 only state, B.d (of B.d.); S.V. 13; HP 377

Image Size : 23.6 x 29.8 cm (9.29 x 11.73 in)

Sheet Size : 33.7 x 44.3 cm (13.27 x 17.44 in)

Le Repos du Minotaure : Champagne et Amante 恬靜的 ⽶米諾陶洛斯:⾹香檳與愛⼈人 Etching, 1933  / Bloch 190; Baer 349 only state, B.c (of B.d.); S.V. 83; HP 353 Image Size : 19.8 x 27.0 cm (7.8 x 10.63 in) Sheet Size : 38.5 x 49.9 cm (15.16 x 19.65 in)

Le Repos du Minotaure : Champagne et Amante

恬靜的 ⽶米諾陶洛斯:⾹香檳與愛⼈人

Etching, 1933  / Bloch 190; Baer 349 only state, B.c (of B.d.); S.V. 83; HP 353

Image Size : 19.8 x 27.0 cm (7.8 x 10.63 in)

Sheet Size : 38.5 x 49.9 cm (15.16 x 19.65 in)

Marie-Thérèse, en Vestale, veillant le Minotaure endormi

Marie-Therese 就如維納斯⼥女神般看著沉睡的 ⽶米諾陶洛斯⼈人 ⾝身⽜牛頭怪

Etching, 1933 / Bloch 193; Baer 352 third state of three, III.B.c (of III.B.d); S.V. 86

Stamped on the reverse 'H.P SV'.

Image Size : 19.2 x 26.8 cm (7.56 x 10.55 in)  

Sheet Size : 38.2 x 50.4 cm (15.04 x 19.84 in)


Sculpteur et modèle se regardant dans un miroir calé sur un autoportrait sculpté

模特兒透過靠在雕塑家頭像的鏡⼦子凝望⾃自⼰己,旁為雕塑家

Etching, 1933 / Bloch 178; Baer 331 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V. 69; HP 330

Image Size : 29.5 x 37.0 cm (11.61 x 14.57 in)

Trois Comédiens avec Buste de Marie-Thérèse

三名演員及 Marie-Therese 半⾝身像

Drypoint, 1933

Bloch 145; Baer 296 second state of two, II.B.c (of II.B.d); S.V. 77; HP 342

Image Size : 27.8 x 18.4 cm (10.94 x 7.24 in)   /   Sheet Size : 50.1 x 38.5 cm (19.72 x 15.16 in)

Marie-Thérèse regardant son Corps sculpté Marie-Therese 凝望⾃自⼰己的胴體雕塑 Etching, 1933 Bloch 186; Baer 345 fourth state of four, IV.B.c (of IV.B.d.); S.V.73; HP 334 Image Size : 26.7 x 19.3 cm (10.51 x 7.6 in)   /   Sheet Size : 50.4 x 38.3 cm (19.84 x 15.08 in)

Marie-Thérèse regardant son Corps sculpté

Marie-Therese 凝望⾃自⼰己的胴體雕塑

Etching, 1933

Bloch 186; Baer 345 fourth state of four, IV.B.c (of IV.B.d.); S.V.73; HP 334

Image Size : 26.7 x 19.3 cm (10.51 x 7.6 in)   /   Sheet Size : 50.4 x 38.3 cm (19.84 x 15.08 in)

Homme dévoilant une Femme

男⼦子窺看⼥女⼦子

Drypoint, 1931

Bloch 138; Baer 203 second state of two, II.B.c (of II.B.d); S.V.

Image Size : 36.6 x 30.0 cm (14.41 x 11.81 in)   /   Sheet Size : 50.1 x 38.5 cm (19.72 x 15.16 in)


Dans l'arène, jeune Homme achevant le Minotaure

年輕⼈人在⾾鬥⽜牛場內殺死 ⽶米諾陶洛斯

Etching, 1933  / Bloch 197; Baer 365 only state, B.c (of B.d.); S.V. 89; HP 359

Image Size : 19.4 x 26.9 cm (7.64 x 10.59 in)

Sheet Size : 38.4 x 50.3 cm (15.12 x 19.8 in)

 La Taberna. Jeune Pêcheur catalan racontant sa Vie à un vieux Pêcheur barbu

年輕的加泰羅尼亞漁夫在旅館內向滿臉于思的年⽼老漁夫訴 說他的⼈人⽣生

Etching, 1934  /  Bloch 228; Baer 442 only state, B.c (of B.d.); S.V. 12; HP 376

Image Size : 23.8 x 29.7 cm (9.37 x 11.69 in)

Sheet Size : 38.6 x 50.2 cm (15.2 x 19.76 in)

 Sculpteur avec un Groupe sculpté (Hommage à Carpeaux)

雕塑家與⼀一群塑像(向卡爾波致敬

Etching, 1934  /  Bloch 217; Baer 421 only state, B.c (of B.d.); S.V. 81; HP 346

Image Size : 22.3 x 31.2 cm (8.78 x 12.28 in)

Sheet Size : 38.6 x 50.3 cm (15.2 x 19.8 in)


Minotaure aveugle guidé par une petite Fille aux Fleurs

⼿手執鮮花的⼩小⼥女孩領著瞎眼的 ⽶米諾陶洛斯

Drypoint, scraper and burin, 1934

Bloch 222; Baer 434 twelfth state of twelve, XII.B.c (of XII.B.d.); S.V. 94; HP 380

Image Size : 25.1 x 34.59 cm (9.88 x 13.62 in)

Sheet Size : 33.7 x 44.3 cm (13.27 x 17.44 in)

Minotaure aveugle guidé par une petite Fille au Pigeon

抱著⽩白鴿的⼩小⼥女孩領著瞎眼的 ⽶米諾陶洛斯

Drypoint, scraper and burin, 1934

Bloch 224; Baer 436 fourth state of four, IV.B.c (of IV.B.d.); S.V. 95; HP 382

Image Size : 25.1 x 34.6 cm (9.88 x 13.62 in)

Sheet Size : 33.7 x 44.3 cm (13.27 x 17.44 in)

Minotaure aveugle guidé dans la Nuit par une petite Fille au Pigeon

抱著⽩白鴿的⼩小⼥女孩在夜裡領著瞎眼的 ⽶米諾陶洛斯

Etching, 1934

Bloch 223; Baer 435 only state, B.d (of B.d); S.V 96

Image Size : 25.1 x 34.59 cm (9.88 x 13.62 in)

Sheet Size : 33.7 x 44.3 cm (13.27 x 17.44 in)


Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au  Pigeon dans une Nuit etoilée

抱著⽩白鴿的 Marie-Therese 在星夜領著瞎眼的 ⽶米諾陶洛斯

Aquatint, scraper, burnisher and burin, 1934

Bloch 225; Baer 437 fourth state of four, IV.B.d  (of IV.B.d.); S.V. 97; HP 383

Image Size : 25.1 x 34.6 cm (9.88 x 13.62 in)

Sheet Size : 33.7 x 44.3 cm (13.27 x 17.44 in)