Picasso and the young artist Françoise Gilot began a ten-year relationship in 1943; they had two children together, Claude and Paloma. Happy and absorbed in his new family, Picasso made many images of them, including this tender etching of Françoise with their children at play.
Signature: Stamped in ink lower right: "Picasso"
Inscription: In graphite at lower left: 26/50
Reiss-Cohen Inc.; Donor: Reiss-Cohen Inc.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010.