Study for "Composition: The Peasants", Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Ink on paper

Study for "Composition: The Peasants"

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Ink on paper
6 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. (17.5 x 10.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Derald Ruttenberg Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.84a, b
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
This work is a concise summary of the figural group in the important composition that Picasso was developing just as he left Gósol in August 1906. It shows a blind flower seller led by a girl. In the final painting (The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Penn.) they accompany two oxen.
[possibly Valentine Dudensing, New York, in 1938]; European art market; sale, Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2005, no. 6 (to MMA)

Washington, D. C. Phillips Memorial Gallery. "Picasso and Marin: An Exhibition," April 10–May 1, 1938, no. 10 [possibly this picture] (as "sketch for Flower Vendors," lent by the Valentine Gallery).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010, no. 36.

Julia May Boddewyn in Michael FitzGerald. Picasso and American Art. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 2006, p. 347, erroneously identified as Z.I.311.

Conxita Boncompte. "Reflections on 'Peasant Girls from Andorra'." OJO: Le Journal. no. 21, March 2013 [] fig. 60.