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Pablo Picasso. "Ma Jolie". Paris, winter 1911-12

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"Ma Jolie"

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)

Paris, winter 1911-12
Oil on canvas
39 3/8 x 25 3/4" (100 x 64.5 cm)
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Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest
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Galerie Kahnweiler (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris [1]; seized by the French government in 1914 and sold through Hôtel Drouot, Paris to Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), Paris, May 7-8, 1923 [2]; purchased by Marcel Fleischmann, Zurich, by 1929 [3]; sold through Paul Drey, New York to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1945 (Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest).
[1] Auct. cat. Tableaux, Aquarelles, Gouaches, Dessins & Estampes [4th Kahnweiler collection sale]. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, May 7-8, 1923 (lot 361: Femme à la cithare).
[2] Colette Giraudon, Paul Guillaume et les peintres du XXe siècle: de l'art nègre à l'avant-garde, Paris: La bibliothèque des arts, 1993, p. 132.
[3] Lender to the exhibitions Abstrakte und Surrealistische Malerei und Plastik, Kunsthaus Zurich, October 6-November 3, 1929; Picasso, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 16-July 30, 1932 (no. 79); and Picasso, Kunsthaus Zurich, September 11-October 30, 1932 (no. 66). First exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in the exhibition Picasso: Forty Years of His Art, November 15, 1939-January 7, 1940 (no. 99). On extended loan from Fleischmann to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1939-1945.

Femme à la Guitare
Frau mit Zither
Femme à la cithare
Woman with a Guitar
Woman with a Zither

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