Exhibitions/ Art Object

Man Leaning on a Table with Playing Cards

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Date:
Avignon, summer 1914
Medium:
Graphite on off-white laid paper
Dimensions:
12 3/8 × 9 3/16 in. (31.4 × 23.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Gift of Leonard A. Lauder, 2016
Accession Number:
2016.237.32
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated [possibly at a later date] (lower right): Picasso / 14

Marking: watermark: A L in oval belt frame with trefoil detail
the artist, Paris (1914–at least 1935); [Galerie Renou et Colle, Paris, until 1937; sold in June 1937, for £12, to Cooper]; Douglas Cooper, London (1937–d. 1984; inv. no. 38, estate no. DC 9/8; his bequest to McCarty Cooper); his partner and adopted son, William McCarty Cooper, London (1984–86; sold in November 1986 to Lauder); Leonard A. Lauder, New York (1986–13; 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)

New York. Valentine Gallery. "Drawings, Gouaches and Pastels by Picasso," April 12–24, 1937, no. 35 (as "Card Player").

Kunstmuseum Basel. "Douglas Cooper und die Meister des Kubismus," November 22, 1987–January 17, 1988, no. 63 (as "The Card Player").

London. Tate Gallery. "Douglas Cooper and the Masters of Cubism," February 3–April 4, 1988, no. 63.

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

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism," September 24, 1989–January 16, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 330; as "Seated Man with Cards").

Houston. Museum of Fine Arts. "Picasso, Braque, Gris, Léger: Douglas Cooper Collecting Cubism," October 14–December 30, 1990, no. 67 (as "The Card Player").

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Picasso, Braque, Gris, Léger: Douglas Cooper Collecting Cubism," January 31–April 21, 1991, no. 67.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection," October 20, 2014–February 16, 2015, no. 76.

Exhibition: Drawings, Gouaches and Pastels by Picasso. Exh. cat., Valentine Gallery. New York, 1937, unpaginated, no. 35.

Christian Zervos. Pablo Picasso. Vol. 2b, Works from 1912 to 1917. Paris, 1942, unpaginated (list of plates), no. 507, pl. 232, as Paris, 1914.

R. H. Wilenski. A Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Modern French Masters. Exh. cat., Edinburgh University. London, 1950, unpaginated, no. 27, as "The Card Player".

Dorothy M. Kosinski. Douglas Cooper and the Masters of Cubism. Exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel. Basel, 1987, pp. 151, 214, no. 63, ill. p. 154.

William Rubin, ed. Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1989, ill. p. 330 (German ed., 1990, fig. 420; French ed., 1990, and Spanish ed., 1991, ill. p. 324).

Dorothy M. Kosinski. Picasso, Braque, Gris, Léger: Douglas Cooper Collecting Cubism. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, 1990, pp. 43, 57–58 n. 122, p. 63, no. 67.

Bernice B. Rose, ed. Picasso, Braque, and Early Film in Cubism. Exh. cat., PaceWildenstein. New York, 2007, p. 133, ill., as "Seated Man with Cards".

"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, as "Seated Man with Cards (The Card Player)".

Rebecca Rabinow in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, p. 175.

Pepe Karmel in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, pp. 187–188, 191–192, no. 76, ill. p. 189 (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. 299.



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