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Spanish (Malaga, Spain 1881 - 1973 Mougins, France)
Mother and Child, c. 1901
Original Language Title: Maternité
Alternate Title: The Sad Mother
Painting
Spanish
,
19th-20th century
Oil on canvas
112 x 97.5 cm (44 1/8 x 38 3/8 in.)
framed: 130.8 x 117.2 x 7.6 cm (51 1/2 x 46 1/8 x 3 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906
, 1951.57
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
signed: u.r.: Picasso; l.l. [faintly] Picasso
inscription: on key in center of stretcher, in graphite: #9325
Provenance
Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Painted, 1901, to Ambroise Vollard.
Ambroise Vollard, Paris, from the artist?.
John Quinn, New York NY, purchased through Carroll Galleries, 1924.
Paul Rosenberg, Paris, from estate of John Quinn.
Baron Shigetaro Fukushima, Paris, Purchased from a Paris Gallery, 1926, Sale, 1933 or before, 1933. Paris sale of work from John Quinn's collection, May 1926.
Maurice Wertheim, New York, 1937, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1951.
Bibliography
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Genaro Estrada, Genio y Figura de Picasso, (Mexico, 1936), p. 43

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French Painting since 1870, lent by Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), repr. p. 51

Picasso Before 1907, exh. cat., Knoedler Galleries (New York, NY, 1947), repr. pl. 7

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Exhibition History
Pablo Picasso, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 02/06/1934 - 03/01/1934
Picasso, Forty Years of his Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/18/1939 - 01/07/1940; City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 03/17/1940 - 04/14/1940; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/27/1940 - 05/28/1940
French Painting since 1870 lent by Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1946 - 09/07/1946; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 07/01/1953 - 09/13/1953
Picasso Before 1907, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 10/01/1947 - 10/31/1947
La Peinture Française depuis 1870, Musée de la Province de Quebec, 07/12/1949 - 08/07/1949
The Maurice Wertheim Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 07/01/1952 - 09/14/1952
French Paintings Since 1870 from the Maurice Wertheim Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/01/1953 - 09/30/1953
The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 06/15/1957 - 09/15/1957; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 06/10/1958 - 08/31/1958
The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Manet to Picasso, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 06/13/1962 - 09/02/1962
The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 06/20/1963 - 09/01/1963; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, 06/24/1965 - 09/07/1965; Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, 09/03/1968 - 09/22/1968; Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, 06/01/1971 - 09/30/1971; Maine State Museum, Augusta, 06/01/1972 - 09/01/1972
Manet to Matisse: The Maurice Wertheim Collection, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, 04/09/1985 - 05/25/1985
The Maurice Wertheim Collection and Selected Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 03/01/1990 - 04/10/1990; Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 04/14/1990 - 05/13/1990
Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 09/10/1997 - 01/04/1998, no. 73
Picasso, Forty Years of his Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 02/11/1940 - 03/02/1940; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 06/25/1940 - 07/22/1940
The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Modern French Art--Monet to Picasso, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 06/17/1960 - 09/04/1960
Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000
Re-View: S427 Impressionist & Postimpressionist Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/02/2008 - 06/18/2011