Exhibitions/ Art Object

Standing Female Nude

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Date:
Paris, winter 1906–7
Medium:
Ink and gouache on white laid paper
Dimensions:
24 1/4 × 16 3/4 in. (61.6 × 42.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Gift of Leonard A. Lauder, 2016
Accession Number:
2016.237.29
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
This broad-shouldered and muscular female figure seems even more powerful because her body is too large for the sheet of paper: the top of her hair and the bottom of her feet are cropped by its edges. Rendering hands is difficult for many artists, particularly when the arm is foreshortened to create the impression that the figure is reaching toward the viewer. Picasso assumes the challenge at left, while at right, he uses a “wet on wet” technique to create a striking pooling effect. In this drawing, we see Picasso beginning to separate color from line; the washes of red pigment neither fill in nor model form.
Inscription: Signed (lower left): Picasso

Marking: watermark: Ingres 1871 with countermark CF and caduceus in crest
Dr. Gottlieb Friedrich Reber, Lausanne (by 1932–39; sold in 1939 to Cooper); Douglas Cooper, London (1939–d. 1984; his bequest to McCarty Cooper); his partner and adopted son, William McCarty Cooper, London (Churchglade Ltd., Switzerland, 1984–89; sold in February 1989 to Lauder); Leonard A. Lauder, New York (1989–2016; transferred on April 8, 2013 to the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Trust); The Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Trust, New York (2013–16; gift to MMA)

Kunsthaus Zürich. "Picasso Retrospective, 1901–1931," September 11–October 30, 1932, extended to November 13, 1932, no. 281 (as "Stehende Frau," 1906).

Kunstmuseum Basel. "Douglas Cooper und die Meister des Kubismus," November 22, 1987–January 17, 1988, no. 50 (as autumn 1906).

Paris. Musée Picasso. "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," January 26–April 18, 1988, no. 37.

London. Tate Gallery. "Douglas Cooper and the Masters of Cubism," February 3–April 4, 1988, no. 50.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Picasso, Braque, Léger, Gris: Drawings from the Douglas Cooper Collection," June 16–July 31, 1988.

Stockholm. Moderna Museet. "Pablo Picasso," October 15, 1988–January 8, 1989, no. 147 (as "Stående Modell").

New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950," May 20–August 29, 1999, no. 15.

Boston. Museum of Fine Arts. "Facets of Cubism," December 7, 2005–April 16, 2006, not in brochure.

New York. Frick Collection. "Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition," October 4, 2011–January 8, 2012, no. 29.

Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art. "Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition," January 29–May 6, 2012, no. 29.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection," October 20, 2014–February 16, 2015, no. 49.

Picasso. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich. Zürich, 1932, p. 18, no. 281.

John Richardson. Pablo Picasso: Watercolours and Gouaches. London, 1964, p. 28, pl. 7, as "Nude," autumn 1906.

Dorothy M. Kosinski. Douglas Cooper and the Masters of Cubism. Exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel. Basel, 1987, pp. 136, 210, no. 50, ill. pp. 16, (on display in Cooper's Château de Castille, Argilliers, France, ca. 1955), 140.

Olle Granath et al., ed. Pablo Picasso. Exh. cat., Moderna Museet. Stockholm, 1988, p. 240, no. 147.

Hélène Seckel. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Exh. cat., Musée Picasso. Paris, 1988, vol. 1, p. 44, no. 37, ill., and p. 142, ill. no. 14.

Dorothy Kosinski. "G. F. Reber: Collector of Cubism." Burlington Magazine 133, no. 1061 (August 1991), p. 530.

Marilyn McCully in New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950. Exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 1999, p. 60, no. 15, ill. p. 61.

Peter Kropmanns and Uwe Fleckner. "Von Kontinentaler Bedeuteung: Gottlieb Friedrich Reber und Seine Sammlungen." Die Moderne und Ihre Sammler: Französische Kunst in Deutschem Privatbesitz vom Kaiserreich zur Weimarer Republik. Ed. Andrea Pophanken and Felix Billeter. Berlin, 2001, p. 401, no. 23.

Susan Grace Galassi in Susan Grace Galassi, and Marilyn McCully, with Joanna Sheers, and Katie Steiner. Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition. Exh. cat., Frick Collection. New York, 2011, pp. 14, 144, 146, no. 29, ill. p. 145.

"Objects Promised to the Museum during the Year 2012–2013." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, One Hundred Forty-third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 (2013), p. 47.

Christine Poggi in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, pp. 28, 31–35, no. 49, ill. p. 32 (color).

Anna Jozefacka and Luise Mahler in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, p. 277, fig. 49 (installation photo, Exh. Boston 2005–6).

Emily Braun and Leonard A. Lauder in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, pp. 10–11.



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