About This Artwork

Pablo Picasso
Spanish, worked in France, 1881–1973

Still Life, February 4, 1922

Oil on canvas
32 1/8 x 39 5/8 in. (81.6 x 100.3 cm)
Dated, u.l.: "4-2-22-"

Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment, 1953.28

© 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, M. Knoedler Galleries, To Honor Henry McBride: An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Water Colours, November 29–December 17, 1949, cat. 8 (ill.).

New Haven, Conn., Yale University Art Gallery, Pictures for a Picture of Gertrude Stein as a Collector and Writer on Art and Artists, February 11–March 11, 1951, p. 40, cat. 32; traveled to the Baltimore Museum of Art, March 21–April 21, 1951.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso in Chicago, February 3–March 31, 1968, pp. 30 and 114, cat. 26 (ill.).

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and Her Family, December 19, 1970–March 1, 1971, pl. 57, p. 173, as Calligraphic Still Life.

Bergen, Kunstmuseum, Picasso: Figure and Image, 2008, not illustrated in catalogue.

Publication History

M. Knoedler Galleries, To Honor Henry McBride: An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Water Colours, exh. cat. (New York: M. Knoedler Galleries, 1949), cat. 8 (ill.).

Yale University Art Gallery, Pictures for a Picture of Gertrude Stein as a Collector and Writer on Art and Artists, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1951), p. 40, cat. 32.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 357.

A. James Speyer, “Twentieth-Century European Paintings and Sculpture,” Apollo LXXXIV (Sept. 1966), p. 225.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso in Chicago, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1968), p. 30, cat. 26 (ill.).

Museum of Modern Art, Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and Her Family, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1970), pl. 57, p. 173.

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso XXX (Paris: Cahiers d’Art, 1975), p. 97, no. 286 (ill.), as Guitare, Bouteille et Verre.

A. James Speyer and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth Century European Painting (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 3D6, p. 63.

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Picasso and Things, exh. cat. (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1992), p. 196 (ill.), as Guitar, Bottle, and Glass.

The Picasso Project, Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885–1973, Neoclassicism II 1922–1924 (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1996), p. 4, no. 22–011 (ill.), as Guitar, Bottle, and Glass.

Josep Palau i Fabre, Picasso: Dels Ballets al Drama (1917–1926) (Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafa, 1999), pp. 316 and 513, no. 1166 (ill.), as Guitarra I altres fòtils sobre una taula.

Ownership History

Gertrude Stein (1874–1946); Alice B. Toklas (1877–1967); sold to M. Knoedler and Company, New York, July 1949 [letter from Richard Finnegan, Knoedler, Sept. 1975 in curatorial file]; sold to the Art Institute, 1953.




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