L'inspiration Travaille et le Peintre se Tourne Les Pouces
Edition of 50
Stamped signature lower right
13 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches
Reference: Bloch #1449
This print was not signed in pencil by Picasso because the edition was not published until 1981, about eight years after Picasso's death.
Once again we have the subject of an artist in the act of painting, but in this instance the unclothed nude is actually the one engaged in the act of painting. Notice how she towers over the male figure observing the canvas. And seated in the foreground is a rather sedate musketeer--an iconic figure that can be found in many works by Picasso.