Woman and Children

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973

Probably made in France, Europe


Oil on canvas

57 1/2 × 44 3/4 inches (146 × 113.7 cm) Framed: 63 1/4 × 51 1/8 × 3 1/4 inches (160.7 × 129.9 × 8.3 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:
Gift of Mrs. John Wintersteen, 1964

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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.