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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Spanish (Malaga, Spain 1881 - 1973 Mougins, France)
Head of a Man with a Hat
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Tête d'homme
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Papier collé: charcoal, graphite, gray wash, laid paper and newsprint on white laid paper
57.3 x 47.9 cm (22 9/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper left, graphite, in artist's hand: Picasso
  • stamp: verso, upper left: DOUANES EXPOSITION PARIS
  • inscription: bottom, graphite: 65
[Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris]. Tristan Tzara, Paris. [Knoedler Gallery, New York, New York], by 1964. Frederick B. Deknatel, Cambridge, Massachusetts; to Virginia Deknatel, Cambridge, Massachusetts, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1979.

NOTE: Provenance from "Master Drawings by Picasso;" Gary Tinterow, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Virginia Deknatel in memory of Frederick B. Deknatel
© 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. 2, no. 400, pl. 190

Gary Tinterow, Master Drawings by Picasso, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass., 1981), 40, repr.

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 299, p. 256, repr.

Christine Poggi, "Mallarmé, Picasso, and the Newspaper as Commodity", Collage: Critical Views, ed. Katherine Hoffman (Ann Arbor, 1989), repr. p.180

Christine Poggi, In Defiance of Painting: Cubism, Futurism, and the Invention of Collage, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 1992), repr. p. 149

Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

Jennifer Roberts and Jennifer Quick, Jasper Johns / In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2012), p. 75, fig. 13

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

Cubism: Explorations and Adaptations, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 09/18/1982 - 10/26/1982

Modern Art for Harvard: Prints and Drawings Acquired through the Generosity of Frederick B. and Virginia H. Deknatel, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/31/1995 - 08/06/1995

HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005

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

Jasper Johns / In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/22/2012 - 08/18/2012

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

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