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Seated Nude

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )

Date:
1908
Medium:
Charcoal and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
24 7/8 x 18 7/8in. (63.2 x 47.9cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.278
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Description

    Picasso had first encountered African carvings in the studio of Henri Matisse. Writers believe that this drawing evokes the African Fang masks Picasso had seen during his repeated visits to the Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro (now part of the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris) in the spring of 1908.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed, lower right: ¦Picasso¦

    Inscription: Inscribed in graphite, lower edge of paperboard (in another hand): 50 76 + 60 each

  • Exhibition History

    France: Musee Picasso, October 15, 1998 - January 15, 1999. ¦Picasso: 1901 - 1909¦.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895 1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001.

    New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Picasso Black and White," October 5, 2012–January 23, 2013, no. 6.

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