Pablo Picasso. Violin and Grapes. Céret and Sorgues, spring-summer 1912

Pablo Picasso

Violin and Grapes

Céret and Sorgues, spring-summer 1912

Oil on canvas
24 x 20" (61 x 50.8 cm)
Mrs. David M. Levy Bequest
Object number
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Pablo Picasso has 1,242 works  online.
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This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Galerie Kahnweiler (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris [1]; acquired by Alfred Flechtheim (1878-1937), Düsseldorf, 1912 [2]; sold Paul Cassirer, Berlin and Hugo Helbing, Munich to Christian Tetzen-Lund (1852-1936), Copenhagen, Denmark, June 5, 1917 [3]; sold through Den Frie, Copenhagen, May 18/19, 1925 [4]. E. and A. Silberman Galleries, Inc., New York by 1958 [5]; sold to Adele R. Levy (1892-1960), New York, February 1958 [6]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1960 (Mrs. David M. Levy Bequest) [7].

[1] Label on verso: Galerie Kahnweiler, 28, rue Vignon, no. 1023.
[2] Per Pierre Daix, Picasso: The Cubist Years, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979, no. 482. On loan from Flechtheim to the exhibition II. Gesamtausstellung, Galerie Hans Goltz, Munich, August-September 1913, no. 125.
[3] Auct. cat. Galerie Flechtheim: Moderne Gemälde, Paul Cassirer, Berlin & Hugo Helbing, Munich, June 5, 1917 no. 207 (Stilleben mit Violine), repr. in Monika Flacke-Knoch and Stephan von Wiese, "Der Lebensfilm von Alfred Flechtheim," Alfred Flechtheim: Sammler. Kunsthändler. Verleger, ed. by Hans Albert Peters, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, 1987, p. 296. See also Ottfried Dascher, Alfred Flechtheim: Sammler, Kunsthändler, Verleger, Wädenswil: Nimbus, 2011, p. 434.
[4] Auct. cat. Tetzen-Lunds Samlinger, Den Frie Udstillings Lokaler, May 18-19, 1925, no. 96 (Le Violon). Buyer not known.
[5] Label on verso: E. and A. Silberman Galleries, 1014 Madison Avenue, NY, no. 2392A ( Still Life with Violin). Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modernn Art, New York.
[6] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modernn Art, New York.
[7] Included in the exhibition The Mrs. Adele R. Levy Collection - A Memorial Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 9-July 16, 1961, pp. 8, 11, 28.

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