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Young Woman with a Hat

A pastel rendering of a woman in 3/4 view from the waist up. She wears a voluminous brown coat and a large blue hat. While some areas of color are blended, elsewhere the lines of the artist's marks are visible.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A pastel rendering of a woman in 3/4 view from the waist up. She wears a voluminous brown coat and a large blue hat. While some areas of color are blended, elsewhere the lines of the artist's marks are visible.

Date:

1900

Artist:

Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881-1973

About this artwork

The subject of this portrait is likely Germaine Gargallo (1880–1948). When she refused the marriage proposal of Picasso’s friend and roommate, Carles Casagemas (1880–1901), tragedy followed. In a drunken rage, Casagemas shot Gargallo in the head (grazing her temple), and then turned the gun on himself. His death and Picasso’s resulting grief led, in part, to the artist’s Blue Period, which explored themes of despair and isolation.

Status

On View, Gallery 125

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pablo Picasso

Title

Young Woman with a Hat

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.

1900

Medium

Pastel, with stumping and incising, over touches of charcoal, on gray millboard, laid down on tan cardboard, fixed

Dimensions

36.5 × 27 cm (14 3/8 × 10 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Joseph Winterbotham

Reference Number

1954.319

Copyright

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

Extended information about this artwork

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