Bottle and Wine Glass on a Table

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

Charcoal, ink, cut and pasted newspaper, and graphite on paper
24 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (62.5 x 47.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Description

    After Picasso left the south of France for Paris in autumn 1912, Georges Braque stayed behind and made the first Cubist papier collé by gluing strips of wood-grain wallpaper onto a drawing. As soon as Picasso saw what Braque had done, he too began to incorporate cut paper into his Cubist compositions. This work is one of the most economical and elegant of his early papiers collés.
    The American photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz bought this work for $150 in 1915 from the French artist Francis Picabia, who supported himself during the war by selling art.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed on verso in graphite, upper left: ¦Picasso¦

  • 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)

    Michael Fitzgerald, with a chronology by Julia May Boddewyn, Picasso and American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 28, 2006--January 28, 2007; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, February 25--May 28, 2007; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, June 17--September 9, 2007, ill. p. 54, plate 19, checklsit 386, p. 51 (discussed). (New York only)

    New York. The Museum of Modern Art. "Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914," February 13–June 6, 2011, no. 31 (as "Bottle and Wineglass on a Table").