Melancholy Woman

Pablo Picasso Spanish, 1881-1973
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Melancholy Woman

1902

Pablo Picasso

1881-1973

Spanish

Unknown

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 39 3/8 × 27 1/4 inches (100 × 69.2 cm) Framed: 46 5/8 × 34 7/8 × 1 3/4 inches (118.4 × 88.6 × 4.4 cm)

Paintings

European Modern Art to 1970

Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill

70.190

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Signed, upper left: Picasso

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ca. 1905, the artist, Pablo Picasso [1881-1973] (Paris, France). Michael and Sarah Stein (Paris, France). (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler [1884-1979], probably Paris, France). (Paul Guillaume [1891-1934], Paris, France). (F. Valentine Dudensing [1892-1967], New York, New York, USA). 1934, Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA)

1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

Raynal, Maurice. Picasso. Paris, 1922, no. 10.

Waldemar, G. La Grande Peinture a la Collection Paul Guillaume. Paris, 1929, pp. 115, 117.

Exposition Picasso. Exh. cat., Galerie Georges Petit. Paris, 1932, no. 25.

Zervos, Christine. Pablo Picasso, I. Paris, 1932, no. 133 (pl. LXV).

Picasso. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zurich. Zurich, 1932, no. 13.

Huyghe, R., ed. Histoire de l'Art Contemporaine. Paris, 1935, p. 212 (pl. 267).

Picasso Blue and Rose Periods, 1901-1906. Exh. cat., Jacques Seligmann and Co. New York, 1936, no. 13. [as "Woman Seated with Fichu"]

Daix, Pierre and Georges Boudaille. Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1967, p. 208 (VII, 6).

Cummings, Frederick J. and Charles H. Elam, eds. The Detroit Institute of Arts Illustrated Handbook. Detroit, 1971, p. 172 (ill.).

The Robert Hudson Tannahill Bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1970, pp. 13, 29, 53 (ill.).

Young, Mahonri Sharp. "The Delights of Collecting." Apollo 92, 101 (July 1970): p. 64 (pl. vii).

"Acquisitions by Museum of Works by Picasso." The Burlington Magazine 113, 823 (October 1971): p. 625 (pl. 71).

Clay, J. De l'Impressionnisme a l'Art Moderne. Paris, 1975 (pl. 35).

Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, no. 84 (ill.).

DIA Handbook. 1995, p. 274.

McCully, Marilyn, ed. Picasso: The Early Years, 1892–1906. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, 1997, pp. 173, no. 74 (ill.), 199, 300, figs. 1–2, 357.

Bezzola, Tobia. Picasso: His First Museum Exhibition 1932. Exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich, 2010, pp. 51, cat. 4 (ill.), 98 (ill.), 195, 212, 253.

McCully, Marilyn. Picasso in Paris, 1900-1907: Eating Fire, Exh. cat., Van Gogh Museum/Museu Picasso, 2011, pp. 105, 107, pl. 59, 239.

Matisse, Cezanne, Picasso...L'Aventure des Stein. Exh. cat., Grand Palais. Paris, 2011, p. 177, no. 57 (ill.).

Splendeurs & misères: Images de la prostitution, 1850–1910. Exh. cat., Musée d’Orsay/Van Gogh Museum, 2015, pp. 8 (ill.), 134, 286.

Easy Virtue. Prostitution in French Art, 1850–1910. Exh. cat., Van Gogh Museum/Musée d’Orsay, 2016, pp. 9, cat. 2 (ill.), 163, 178.

Abt, Jeffrey. Valuing Detroit’s Art Museum: A History of Fiscal Abandonment and Rescue. Detroit, 2017, pp. xvii, 214, fig. 6.5 (ill.).

Picasso: Bleu et rose. Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay/Musée National Picasso-Paris. Vanves: Hazan, 2018, pp. 120, 126-127, cat. 91 (ill.), 295, 356.

Bouvier, Raphaël, ed. Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods. Exh. cat., Fondation Beyeler. Basel, 2019, pp. 76-77 (ill.).

Picasso: Painting the Blue Period. Exh. cat., The Phillips Collection and Art Gallery of Ontario. New York, 2021, p. 76 (fig. 17).

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Pablo Picasso, Melancholy Woman, 1902, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill, 70.190.

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