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Françoise, Claude, Paloma: Reading and Playing I

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Printer:
Printed by Jacques Frélaut (French)
Publisher:
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris (Paris) , 1980
Date:
1953, printed 1961
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
plate: 9 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (24.8 x 32.1 cm) sheet: 14 5/8 x 20 11/16 in. (37.1 x 52.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Reiss-Cohen Inc., 1983
Accession Number:
1983.1212.40
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
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.

Bloch 735; Geiser/Baer 900.B.b.1; Reiss-Cohen 39
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