Pipe Rack and Still Life on a Table

Pablo Picasso Spanish

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Picasso painted this still life as part of a series of panels intended to decorate the library of the Brooklyn mansion of American painter, critic, and arts patron Hamilton Easter Field (1873–1922). By 1915, when the men abandoned the project, Picasso had completed at least eight works, including this one, which was intended as an overdoor panel. Befitting a library, Picasso inserted, at upper right, a reference to the novel La Dame aux Camélias (1848) by Alexandre Dumas fils, and on the lower right, the initials of his patron. A pipe rack can be seen at upper left.

Pipe Rack and Still Life on a Table, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Oil and charcoal on canvas

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