- 15¼ x 11⅞ 英寸
- 38.7 x 30.2 公分
Deux femmes and the lot which precedes it, Baigneuse au pouf rouge, form an extraordinary pair of works which Picasso executed in 1930, using his own etchings as his source image and demonstrating his ceaseless inventiveness. Picasso created the etching in 1930, probably between September and October, in Boisgeloup.
In the current work, Picasso engages the subject matter of the original etching - a pair of female nudes (fig. 1). Brigitte Baer writes of this work, "Once again we are faced with the theme of 'two women,' which, for a long time, would displace the Three Graces. Picasso concentrated here on the relationship between two women and their intimacy as they bathe or wash themselves, far from prurient masculine eyes" (B. Baer, Picasso the Printmaker: Graphics from the Marina Picasso Collection, op. cit., p. 57).