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Still Life with Bowls and a Jug

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973

Made in France, Europe


Oil on canvas

32 1/4 x 25 7/8 inches (81.9 x 65.7 cm) Framed: 39 7/8 × 34 1/4 × 4 1/4 inches (101.3 × 87 × 10.8 cm)

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

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952

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The thick volumes and rich colors of Picasso's paintings of 1908 reflect his deep interest in African sculpture while the upturned perspectives of the still-lifes suggest his attention to Cézanne. X-rays of this canvas reveal an earlier image of a standing nude woman, similar to other figurative paintings Picasso made that year. The faint outline of the woman's face can be seen in the upper center of the canvas, in the dark space between the jug and the bowl.

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