Exhibitions/ Art Object

Standing Nude

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Date:
1907–8
Medium:
Watercolor and charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
24 x 18 1/2 in. (61 x 47 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.62
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Picasso likely made this watercolor immediately after finishing "Standing Nude" (67.162). Shadows that are there penciled in are here colored with blue watercolor. Both sheets belong to a large group of paintings and watercolors of single or several figures that culminates in the monumental "Three Women" (1907-8, The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg), which Picasso revised and repainted as his thinking and palette changed.
Inscription: Signed in graphite, lower right: Picasso
the artist, Paris (from 1908; to Kahnweiler); [Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris, in 1914; stock no. 1106, photo no. 200]; [Galerie Percier (Alfred Richet), Paris, by 1942–at least 1953]; private collection, Paris (until 1979); [Apollo Arts, Ltd. (Karel Zoller, Kurt Kimmel, and Eugene V. Thaw), Zurich, 1979–80; sold by Thaw on October 15, 1980 to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1980–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne. "Le Cubisme, 1907–1914," January 30–April 9, 1953, no. 14.

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyons. "Picasso," July 1–September 27, 1953, no. 17.

Milan. Palazzo Reale. "Pablo Picasso," September 23–December 31, 1953, no. 14.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 102).

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth-Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 126).

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Andrew Decker. "Metropolitan: Une Exceptionnelle donation." Beaux Arts no. 170 (July 1998), p. 24.



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