Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, after Manet I

Pablo Picasso Spanish
Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra French
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris

Not on view

In 1932 Picasso wrote a note to himself on the back of an envelope regarding his reaction to seeing Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe: "I tell myself, tribulations for later." This was a particularly prescient quote. Close to thirty years later, Picasso would confront the great painting in a series of one hundred and forty drawings, twenty-seven paintings, and four linoleum cuts, including this impression, the only one executed in color.

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, after Manet I, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Linoleum cut

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