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Woman in Green

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Date:
1901
Medium:
Pastel on tan paper board
Dimensions:
20 3/8 x 14 1/4 in. (51.8 x 36.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Loeb Gift, 1961
Accession Number:
61.85
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
After celebrating New Year's Eve of 1901 in Barcelona, Picasso moved to Madrid, where he intended to stay for at least one year to work on two new publications: "Arte joven" and "Notas d'arte". While there, he created more than a dozen pictures depicting women dressed to the nines in cheap confections that announce the wearer as a performer-theatrical, sexual, or both. Related paintings shown at Picasso's first exhibition in Paris, at the Galerie Vollard, such as the "Woman in Profile" (1999.363.58), may have been made in Madrid as well. Picasso sent this work to a small exhibition at the Sala Parés in June 1901, where it was likely purchased by Delmiro de Caralt, the Barcelona textile magnate.
Inscription: Signed (in black pastel, upper left): P. Ruiz Picasso
Delmiro de Caralt, Barcelona, and his son (1901–61; sold in 1961 to Knoedler); [M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1961; sold in May 1961 to MMA]

Barcelona. Sala Parés. "Exhibition of Drawings by Pablo Picasso and Ramon Casas," June 1–14, 1901, no catalogue [possibly this picture].

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," July 1–August 20, 1961, not on checklist.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," July 3–September 6, 1962, not on checklist.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," July 12–September 2, 1963, not on checklist.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition," Summer 1964, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Summer Loan Exhibition," Summer 1965, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Summer Loan Exhibition: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from Private Collections," July 8–September 6, 1966, not on checklist.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "New York Collects," July 3–September 2, 1968, not in catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Summer Loan Exhibition," Summer 1990, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí," March 6–June 3, 2007, not in catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010, no. 12.

[Miguel Utrillo] Pincell. "Pablo R. Picasso." Pèl & Ploma (June 1901), pp. 15–17.

Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 3, XIX–XX Centuries. New York, 1967, p. 227, ill.

Pierre Daix and Georges Boudaille. Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, 1900–1906. Greenwich, Conn., 1967, pp. 34, 133, no. III.7, ill.

Christian Zervos. Pablo Picasso. Vol. 21, Supplément aux anneés 1892-1902. Paris, 1969, p. 85, no. 216, ill.

Josep Palau i Fabre. Picasso: The Early Years, 1881–1907. New York, 1981, pp. 221, no. 542, ill.

Lisa M. Messinger. "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1982–1983. New York, 1983, p. 70.



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