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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Spanish (Malaga, Spain 1881 - 1973 Mougins, France)
Weeping Woman
Work Type
Oct. 28, 1937
Persistent Link
Level 1, Room 1320, Modern and Contemporary Art, Social Realism
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Physical Descriptions
Oil washes and black ink on off-white wove paper
40 x 26.1 cm (15 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
framed: 61.6 × 47 × 5.7 cm (24 1/4 × 18 1/2 × 2 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: upper left: picasso 28 octobre 37
[Perls Galleries, New York, New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1940.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Francis H. Burr Memorial Fund
© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Editions Cahiers d'art (Paris, 1932-1978), vol. 9, no. 76, pl. 32

Fifteen Drawings [by Picasso], Pantheon Books (Paris, 1946), pl. 14

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso, Fifty Years of His Art, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 1946), p. 280

Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), pl. 94

Agnes Mongan, De Clouet a Matisse: Dessins français des collections américaines, exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris, 1958), no. 221, pl. 222

Agnes Mongan, Van Clouet tot Matisse: tentoonstelling van franse tekeningen uit amerikaanse collecties, exh. cat., Museum Boymans (Rotterdam, 1958), no. 221, pl. 206

Agnes Mongan, French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1959), cat. no. 221, p. 142, pl. 206, repr.

Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. 66

Jean Leymarie, Picasso: Metamorphose et Unité, Skira (Geneva, Switzerland, 1971), p. 81, repr.

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1977), p. 15, p. 40 note 72, cat. no. 48 p. 106

Gary Tinterow, Master Drawings by Picasso, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass., 1981), cat. no. 81, repr.

Exhibition History

Modern French Art, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, 01/05/1952 - 01/12/1952

French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, 07/31/1958 - 09/28/1958; Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 10/24/1958 - 01/02/1959; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/03/1959 - 03/15/1959

Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

Master Drawings by Picasso, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/20/1981 - 04/05/1981; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 04/29/1981 - 06/14/1981; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 07/11/1981 - 08/23/1981

32Q: 1320 Social Realism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/31/2022

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