Exhibitions/ Art Object

Seated Nude

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Date:
1908
Medium:
Charcoal and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
24 7/8 x 18 7/8 in. (63.2 x 47.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.278
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Picasso had first encountered African carvings in the studio of Henri Matisse. Writers believe that this drawing evokes the African Fang masks Picasso had seen during his repeated visits to the Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro (now part of the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris) in the spring of 1908.
Inscription: Signed, lower right: Picasso
[Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf and Berlin, until ca. 1921; sold to Thayer]; Scofield Thayer, Vienna and New York (ca. 1921–d. 1982; on extended loan to the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, 1934–82; his bequest to MMA)

Hartford. Wadsworth Atheneum. "Pablo Picasso," February 6–March 1, 1934, no. 97.

Worcester Art Museum. "The Art of the Third Republic: French Painting 1870–1940," February 22–March 16, 1941, no. 47.

Princeton University Art Museum. "Loan Exhibition of Picasso Drawings," January 10–31, 1949, no. 15.

Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial and the Dial Collection," April 30–September 8, 1959, no. 192.

Worcester Art Museum. "Selections from the Dial Collection," November 13–30, 1965, unnum. checklist.

Worcester Art Museum. "The Model in Art," August 31–October 18, 1977, no catalogue.

Worcester Art Museum. "'The Dial': Arts and Letters in the 1920s," March 7–May 10, 1981, no. 118.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "60 Drawings: Recent Acquisitions," October 23, 1990–January 15, 1991, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nudes: A Selection from the Bequest of Scofield Thayer," February 12–October 1993, no catalogue.

Paris. Musée Picasso. "Picasso 1901–1909: Chefs d'oeuvre du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," October 21, 1998–January 25, 1999, unnumbered cat. (fig. 18).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 66).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010, no. 42.

New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Picasso Black and White," October 5, 2012–January 23, 2013, no. 6.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nudes: Drawings by Sculptors," October 20, 2014–January 25, 2015, no catalogue.

Christian Zervos. Pablo Picasso. Vol. 2b, Works from 1912 to 1917. Paris, 1942, p. 310, no. 706, ill.

Wilhelm Boeck and Jaime Sabartés. Picasso. New York, 1955, pp. 482, 489 (no. 96), no. 250, ill.

Pierre Daix and Joan Rosselet. Picasso, The Cubist Years, 1907–1916: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings and Related Works. Boston, 1979, p. 218.

Julia May Boddewyn in Michael FitzGerald. Picasso and American Art. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 2006, p. 340.



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