Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman. Boisgeloup, 1932

Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman Boisgeloup, 1932

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In the early 1930s, Picasso returned to sculptural modeling after a break of some twenty years. He had recently bought a château in Boisgeloup, forty miles outside Paris, and converted a stable on the property into a studio, catalyzing a period of intense sculptural production. Picasso's inspiration for Head of a Woman was his young companion, Marie-Thérèse Walter, whose features, he felt, lent themselves to representation in a classical mode.

Gallery label from Focus: Picasso Sculpture, July 3–November 3, 2008.
Medium
Plaster
Dimensions
52 1/2 x 25 5/8 x 28" (133.4 x 65 x 71.1 cm)
Credit
Gift of Jacqueline Picasso in honor of the Museum's continuous commitment to Pablo Picasso's art
Object number
210.1982
Copyright
© 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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Jacqueline Picasso
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Jacqueline Picasso, 1982

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