Pichot (1872-1925) was nine years older than Picasso but a good friend nonetheless. A printmaker and illustrator, he exhibited at Els Quatre Gats immediately following Picasso's one-man show there in 1899; soon after, in October 1900, both he and Picasso travelled with Carles Casagemas to Paris. In 1908 Pichot married Germaine (Laure Gargallo), a former lover of Casagemas's and Picasso's.
Inscription: Signed in ink, lower right: - P. Ruiz Picasso -
Santiago Juliá, Barcelona (by 1955); C. Michael Paul, New York (until d. 1980); his sister, Dr. Raymonde Paul, New York (1980–82; her gift to MMA)
Barcelona. Els Quatre Gats. "Exhibitions of Drawings by Pablo Picasso," February 1900, no catalogue [possibly this picture].
Barcelona. Palacio de la Virreina y Museo de Arte Moderno. "III Bienal Hispanoamericana de Arte: Forerunners and Masters of Contemporary Spanish Art," September 24–October 24, 1955, no. 22.
Kunstmuseum Bern. "Der Junge Picasso: Frühwerk und Blaue Periode," December 6, 1984–February 17, 1985, no. 89.
Charleroi. Palais des Beaux-Arts. "Picasso, Miró, Dalí: Évocations d'Espagne," September 24–December 22, 1985, no. 7.
Barcelona. Museu Picasso. "Picasso i els 4 Gats: La clau de la modernidad," November 1995–February 1996, no. 77.
Cleveland Museum of Art. "Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí," October 15, 2006–January 7, 2007, no. 3:12.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí," March 6–June 3, 2007, no. 3:12.
Amsterdam. Van Gogh Museum. "Barcelona 1900," September 21, 2007–January 20, 2008, unnumbered cat. (p. 148).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010, no. 7.