A Mother And Child And Four Studies Of Her Right Hand, 1904; Verso:  Self-Portrait Standing, 1903
recto © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.318
People
Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Spanish (Malaga, Spain 1881 - 1973 Mougins, France)
Title
A Mother and Child and Four Studies of Her Right Hand, 1904; verso: Self-Portrait Standing, 1903
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1903-1904
Culture
Spanish
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black crayon on tan wove paper; verso: black ink
Dimensions
33.8 x 26.7 cm (13 5/16 x 10 1/2 in.)
framed: 54.6 x 44.5 cm (21 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Charles Vignier, Paris, sold; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts (L. 2091), 1929, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Copyright
© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.318
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Editions Cahiers d'art (Paris, 1932-1978), vol. 1, no. 220, pl. 98 (recto); vol. 22, no. 117, pl. 38 (verso)

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), no. 741, fig. 399

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 54

Fifteen Drawings [by Picasso], Pantheon Books (Paris, 1946), pl. 2

De Clouet à Matisse: Dessins français des collections américaines, exh. cat., Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris, 1958), no. 211, pl. 211

Van Clouet tot Matisse: Tentoonstelling van franse tekeningen uit amerikaanse collecties, exh. cat., Museum Boymans (Rotterdam, 1958), no. 211, pl. 196

Committee for the Exhibition of French Drawings, French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1959), no. 211, pl. 196

Agnes Mongan, Great Drawings of All Time [vol. 3: French], ed. Ira Moskowitz, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1962), no. 855, repr.

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] : given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 66, repr.

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 300, p. 256, repr.

Duane Preble and Sarah Preble, Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts, Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1999), fig. 67, p. 45

James Harper, Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), cat. no. 26, repr. (recto and verso), p. 13

Susan Grace Galassi and Marilyn McCully, Picasso's Drawings 1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition, exh. cat., The Frick Collection and Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2011), pp. 103-107, fig. Cat. no. 16, fig. 16.1, ill.

William H. Robinson, Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: La Vie, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art and D. Giles (Cleveland,OH and London, 2012), p. 97, repr. as fig. 113

Carlton Lake, "A Legacy of Masterpieces: Paul Sachs's Gift to the Fogg Museum", Boston (March 1966), vol. 58, no. 3, repr. p. 22

Exhibition History

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

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

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

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

Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2001 - 08/12/2001

Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition, The Frick Collection, New York, 10/04/2011 - 01/08/2012

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted