About This Artwork

Juan Gris
Spanish, 1887-1927

Still Life, 1919

Watercolor, heightened with lead white, over graphite on ivory wove paper
272 x 218 mm (max.)
Signed recto, lower left, in graphite: "Juan Gris/1919"

Gift of the Estate of Grant J. Pick, 1963.402

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, "The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Rewald," March 31–April 19, 1959, cat. 50 (ill.).

Chicago, Arts Club, "Drawings 1916/1966," February 28–April 11, 1966, n.p., cat. 42 (ill.).

New York, Saidenberg Gallery, "Juan Gris: Drawings and Gouaches," May 9–June 24, 1967, n. p., cat. 31 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Grant J. Pick Collection," June 20–August 16, 1970, p. 25 (ill.).

Bielefeld, Germany, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, "Zeichnungen und Collagen des Kubismus: Picasso-Braque-Gris," March 11–April 29, 1979, n. p., cat. 234 (ill.).

Chicago, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, "Multiple Perspectives: Cubism in Chicago Collections," October 6–December 2, 1991.

Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso, "Juan Gris," September 22–November 24, 1985, p. 358, cat. 162 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Broad Spectrum: Color on Paper, Past and Present," September 12–October 31, 1999, hors. cat.

Ownership History

Bernard Poissonnier, Paris [London 1960]. G. David Thompson (1899-1965), Pittsburgh, c. 1950s [London 1960]. John Rewald (1912-1994), New York, by 1959 [Los Angeles 1959]; sold, Sotheby’s, London, July 7, 1960, lot 48, to Contemporary Art Foundation [price list]. Grant J. Pick, Chicago, 1960 [Madrid 1985]; given by the estate of Grant J. Pick to the Art Institute, 1963.

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