Picasso’s Meninas
Richard Hamilton
Creative process of the print carried out at the Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, for the portfolio.
Hommage à Picasso commissioned to commemorate Picasso’s ninetieth birthday, Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, 1974
1973
Collection of the Artist

Studies and Working Drawings

1. Study I
Pen and black ink, grey ink wash, lead white, pencil and Conté crayon
2. Study II
Pen and black ink, grey and black ink wash, lead white, pencil, Conté crayon and colour pencils
3. Working Drawing I
Laterally reversed photographic print of study II
Pen and black ink, pencil, gouache and lead white
4. Study III
Pen and black ink, grey and black ink wash, lead white, pencil and Conté crayon
5. Working Drawing II
Pen and black ink, and pencil on tracing paper

Stage Proofs

6. Stage Proof I
Etching, sugar aquatint and stipple engraving
7. Stage Proof II
Etching, sugar aquatint, soft-ground etching, stipple engraving, drypoint and burnishing
8-11. Stage Proofs III-VI
Etching, sugar aquatint, soft-ground etching, stipple engraving, roulette, drypoint and burnishing
12. Final State (Artist’s Proof AP 1/15)
Etching, sugar aquatint, soft-ground etching, stipple engraving, roulette, drypoint and burnishing

Other works

13. Las Meninas
Pablo Picasso
Blue pencil, Paper removed from a sketchbook
1957
Barcelona, Museu Picasso, donated by Catherine Hutin, 2009
14. Las meninas
Francisco de Goya
Pencil underdrawing. Red chalk and traces of black pencil on Dutch laid paper
ca. 1778
Madrid, Private Collection
15. Las Meninas
Francisco de Goya
Working proof before the lavis. Etching, aquatint, drypoint, burin, and roulette, on laid paper
Obverse: printed in red ink
Reverse: printed in black ink, upside down
ca. 1778-79
Madrid, Private Collection
16. Las Meninas
Francisco de Goya
Working proof. Etching, lavis over sulfur tint and/or crayon manner, drypoint, burin, and roulette, on laid paper
ca. 1778-79
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
17. Las Meninas
Francisco de Goya
Working Proof before the burin and roulette. Etching, aquatint and drypoint on laid paper
ca. 1778-79
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional
18. Velázquez’s Las Meninas
Laurent (?)
Albumen print
Last quarter of the nineteenth century
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado
 
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