Woman and Children
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973
In 1955 Pablo Picasso bought La Californie, an ornate nineteenth-century villa in Cannes, where he set up his studio in a high-ceilinged room overlooking a garden filled with eucalyptus and palm trees. It was in this top-floor studio that Picasso painted Jacqueline Roque, flanked by two children who can be identified as Paloma Picasso, the artist's twelve-year-old daughter from his earlier relationship with Françoise Gilot, on the left, and Cathy, Jacqueline's fifteen-year old daughter, shown faceless on the right. Completed on April 20, 1961, this painting portrays a family united through Picasso's marriage to Jacqueline in the previous month.
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