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Still Life with Cruet Set

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )

Date:
1911
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
12 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (31.4 x 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.31
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Description

    This small pen drawing shows a cruet set-oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper-like those still seen in Parisian cafés. Picasso made the work preparatory to a painting he completed in January 1911. Like all Cubist still lifes, it depicts familiar objects from everyday life.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed on verso in gray ink, upper left: ¦Picasso¦

    Inscription: Inscribed on verso (upper right): No 654 [the "N" in "No" is difficult to read]

  • Exhibition History

    New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ¦Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection¦, September 9-November 12, 1967 (no catalogue, typed checklist only)

    London: Tate Gallery, February 16-May 8, 1994. ¦Picasso: Sculptor/Painter¦, by Elizabeth Cowling and John Golding. Cat.#53, pg.76, illus.

    New York: The New York Studio School, October 24 - November 11, 1995. ¦The Spanish School: From Goya to Picasso¦

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