paintings, drawings and
other works

The catalogue raisonné covering Antonio Saura's paintings, drawings and other works is being edited by Olivier Weber-Caflisch and the antonio saura foundation archives.

It will be freely and exclusively accessible on the present website soon.

This catalogue raisonné is a constant work in progress and is regularly expanded and updated.

Cataloguing of the artist’s complete work in painting, drawing and other associated works is organised thematically according to a model originally laid out by the artist; it corresponds to the following table of contents:

Initial paintings:

Initial women

Major series:

Goya's dog
Portraits raisonnés

Object lessons:

Cocktail party



Each thematic group of works (Goya’s dog, Crucifixions, etc.) includes various subgroups that are presented in such a way as to distinguish works painted on canvas from those done on other supports. All works are presented alphabetically.

It was Antonio Saura himself who came up with the names of all of the groups and subgroups of works, as well as the titles of works themselves; they appear here in English translation for the most part.

The foundation invites all individuals and institutions possessing a work by Antonio Saura to send:

1) a precise and complete description of the work (see below) as well as all information available in relation to its provenance.

2) high resolution images, 100 MG minimum, in RGB and 8 Bit mode, of the front and the rear of the work if the latter displays any annotations or other handwritten marks. The lighting must be professional and uniform. The photo of the front must include a colour chart which doesn’t cover the printed image; transfer the folders by Swiss Transfer (or similar) to these two email addresses:  &

3) one 18 x 24 cm colour print of the front as well as the rear of the work when the latter displays any handwritten marks, a title, signature, etc. The photo of the front must include a colour chart which doesn’t cover the printed image.This material must be sent to the foundation by normal post, NOT registered post; you must agree by email beforehand on the date of arrival.

The information required for a description that can be used in the catalogue raisonné would include the following:

  1. Title (if there is one, it is generally written on the rear)
  2. Date
  3. Technique
  4. Support
  5. Dimensions of the image (height x width)
  6. Dimensions of the support (height x width)
  7. Signature (wording and location)
  8. Date (wording and location)
  9. Inscription(s) and label(s) on the rear 
  10. Provenance (with acquisition date)
  11. Location (with date)
  12. Owner (with date)
  13. Holder (with date)
  14. Exhibition(s)
  15. Bibliography

Send documentation to:
archives antonio saura
Pallanterie 11
CH – 1252 Meinier, Geneva