Girl Reading, 1938

  • Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 27 1/4 × 21 3/4 inches (69.2 × 55.2 cm)
  • Framed: 35 1/2 × 30 inches (90.2 × 76.2 cm)

Gift of the Josephine F. Ford Estate

2005.60

On View

  • Modern N200

Department

European Modern Art to 1950

  • Abstraction
  • Reading
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Book
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Girl
  • Seated

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right, on book: Picasso '38

Label, on center stretcher bar: J.K. Tannhauser 2882-B BNIC Label, on center stretcher bar: 12 E. 67th St. 69 + 55 97 Label, on center stretcher bar: New York 21, N.Y. Photo

Provenance

(J.K. Thannhauser, New York, New York, USA); January 26, 1957, acquired by Josephine Ford [1923-2005] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA); 2005-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Zervos, Christian. Picasso. vol. VIII, no. 318.

Rights Status

Pablo Picasso, Girl Reading, 1938, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Josephine F. Ford Estate, 2005.60.