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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Spanish (Malaga, Spain 1881 - 1973 Mougins, France)
Standing Nude Woman
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black ink and red gouache on off-white laid paper
63.8 x 45.2 cm (25 1/8 x 17 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: [design of shield with letter C; caduceus; letter F] [in script:] Ingres 1871
  • inscription: lower left, graphite: 60 x [?]
[Buchholz Gallery, Curt Valentin, New York, New York (by 1939)], sold; to Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1950, bequest; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1998.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Lois Orswell Collection
© 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. 6, no. 877, pl. 105

Gary Tinterow, Master Drawings by Picasso, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass., 1981), cat. no. 24, repr.

Hélène Seckel, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, exh. cat., Musée Picasso (Paris, 1988), cat. 38

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 1999-2000 (Cambridge, MA, 2001), p. 11, repr. p. 11

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 188, fig. 24, pp. 35, 55, 56, 75, 115, p. 189 note 25, 371, 374, 381

Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 185, repr.

Exhibition History

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

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1480 to 1940, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/25/2000 - 07/02/2000

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/20/2008 - 02/08/2009

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/13/2009 - 01/17/2010

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/27/2016 - 11/01/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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