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Pablo Picasso. The Architect's Table. Paris, early 1912

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The Architect's Table

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)

Date:
Paris, early 1912
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on panel
Dimensions:
28 5/8 x 23 1/2" (72.6 x 59.7 cm)
Credit Line:
The William S. Paley Collection
MoMA Number:
697.1971

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris; sold to Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), Paris and San Francisco, March/April 1912 [1]; Estate of Gertrude Stein, 1946 [2]; purchased through the Museum of Modern Art Syndicate by William S. Paley (1901-1990), New York, December 14, 1968 [3]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1971 (Gift of William S. Paley).
[1] See letters Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler to Getrude Stein, March 28 and April 1, 1912, qtd. in Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca A. Rabinow, eds. The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde. Exh. cat. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011, no. 260.
[2] On the Stein Estate, see Edward Burns, "Alica Toklas and the Gertrude Stein Collection, 1946-1967," Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca A. Rabinow, eds., The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde. Exh. cat. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011, pp. 259-265.
[3] William Rubin and Matthew Armstrong, eds., The William S. Paley Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Feb 2-May 7, 1992, no. 56. Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Included in the exhibition Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and her Family, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 19, 1970-March 1, 1971.

[La Bouteille de Marc (Ma Jolie)]

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