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Paloma and Her Doll on a Black Background

A lithograph in black on ivory paper presents a stylized portrayal of a young girl with a doll. She is depicted in three-quarter view. Curved and radiating lines convey the curvature of her cheeks and chin. Her dark hair is cut in a short bob with bangs, and she wears ruffled shirt.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A lithograph in black on ivory paper presents a stylized portrayal of a young girl with a doll. She is depicted in three-quarter view. Curved and radiating lines convey the curvature of her cheeks and chin. Her dark hair is cut in a short bob with bangs, and she wears ruffled shirt.

Date:

December 14, 1952

Artist:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
printed by Fernand Mourlot (French, 1895–1988)

About this artwork

Picasso was inspired by his children and frequently represented them in his art. This portrait depicts Picasso’s daughter Paloma when she was three years old (she later became a fashion designer and is currently the administrator of her father’s estate). The lithograph itself attests to the technical expertise of Fernand Mourlot, who printed the lithograph with rich and subtle gradations of tone.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pablo Picasso

Title

Paloma and Her Doll on a Black Background

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1952

Medium

Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

Sheet: 76 × 56.1 cm (29 15/16 × 22 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Virginia Croon

Reference Number

1973.484

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Extended information about this artwork

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