Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter after Pablo Picasso by Mourlot
A lithograph of one of Picasso’s more classic profile portraits head of a woman is shaped and contoured suggesting a sculptural relief giving the life-like illusion and recreation of Marie-Thérèse herself. Printed by Mourlot in 1958, Signed by Picasso. Proof(?) for the edition of 150
Created in 1958, this image was created for a poster designated for an exposition of Picasso’s sculptures and drawings during the same year at the Maison de la Pensée Française, Paris. The poster with the lettering was out of an edition of 800 while there was an additional edition of 150 featuring only the image without the text. It is hand-signed by the artist in pencil in the lower right margin.
Having been known to have had a number of muses throughout his lifetime, Picasso did not have one more significant to him than Marié-Thérèse. She was to be the inspiration for several of his works, including this particular lithograph aptly titled Head of a Woman.