The swashbuckling, seventeenth-century musketeer was one of the most prevalent characters in Picasso's art in the last six years of his life. His direct source for Woman and Musketeer was his own painting Rembrandt and Saskia (1963), a tribute to the Dutchman's Self-Portrait with Saskia (ca. 1635, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) and Bathsheba at Her Bath (1654, Musée du Louvre, Paris).
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Inscription: Signed (in pink) and dated (scored in pencil), upper left: 22.2.67. / Picasso; dated on verso in black paint, upper right: 1.3/ 28/ 27/ 26/ 25/ 24/ 23/ 22.2.67; and on horizontal crossbar of stretcher, at center right: 22.2.67.
the artist (1967–68; sold in May 1968 to Leiris); [Galerie Louise Leiris (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris, 1968–87; stock no. 12566; sold in February 1987 to Saidenberg]; [Saidenberg Gallery, New York, 1987]; private collection, United States; [Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zürich, until 1988; sold in 1988 to Gelman]; Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1988–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)
Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern. "Hommage à Kahnweiler," February 15–March 15, 1970, no. 36.
New York. Marlborough Gallery. "Homage to Picasso for His 90th Birthday: Joint Exhibition of Paintings and Works on Paper. Years: 1924–1971," October 6–30, 1971, no. 99.
Menton, France. Palais de l'Europe. "Dixième Biennale Internationale d'Arte de Menton," July–September 1974, no. 8.
Montauban, France. Musée Ingres. "Picasso (nus, portraits, compositions)," June 27–September 7, 1975, no. 15.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. "Exposition Picasso," October 15–December 4, 1977, no. 77.
Nagoya. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. "Exposition Picasso," December 13–26, 1977, no. 77.
Cultural Center of Fukuoka. "Exposition Picasso," January 5–22, 1978, no. 77.
Kyoto. National Museum of Modern Art. "Exposition Picasso," January 28–March 5, 1978, no. 77.
Kunstmuseum Basel. "Pablo Picasso: Das Spätwerk," September 6–November 8, 1981, no. 19.
Madrid. Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo. "Picasso, 1881–1973: Exposición antológica," November 5–December 27, 1981, no. 134.
New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Picasso: The Last Decade," March 2–May 13, 1984, no. 28.
Mexico City. Museo Rufino Tamayo. "Picasso: Su última década," June–July 1984, no. 13.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 279).
London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.
Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 303).
London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Picasso: Painter and Sculptor in Clay," September 17–December 16, 1998, not in catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso: Painter and Sculptor in Clay," March 3–June 6, 1999, not in catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010, no. 93.
Christian Zervos. Pablo Picasso. Vol. 25, Works from 1965 to 1967. New York and Paris, 1972, p. 129, no. 292, ill.
Franz Meyer et al. Picasso aus dem Museum of Modern Art New York und Schweizer Sammlungen. Exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel. Basel, 1976, p. 172.
Janie L. Cohen. "Picasso's Exploration of Rembrandt's Art, 1967–1972." Arts Magazine 58 (October 1983), pp. 120–21, fig. 8.
Carsten-Peter Warncke. Pablo Picasso, 1881–1973. Vol. 2, The Works 1937–1973. Cologne, 1992, p. 638, ill.
Pierre Daix. Dictionnaire Picasso. Paris, 1995, pp. 450, 682.
Mariel Jardines. The Picasso Project: Picasso's Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings, and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885–1973. Ed. Herschel Chipp and Alan Wofsy. Vol. 13, The Sixties II, 1964–1967. San Francisco, 2002, pp. xiii, 291, no. 67-084, ill.
John Richardson inPicasso: Mosqueteros. Exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery. New York, 2009, pp. 255–56, fig. 51.
Marla Prather inPicasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Gary Tinterow and Susan Alyson Stein. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2010, pp. 252–55, no. 93, ill. (color).
Shawn Digney-Peer inPicasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Gary Tinterow and Susan Alyson Stein. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2010, p. 255.
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