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Chrysanthemums

1901
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973

Object Details
Madame R., Paris (from the artist). With Perls Galleries, New York, after 1936 and by 1939 [1]; Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. (d. 1989), New York, by 1939 and still c. 1954 [2]; with M. Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1962 [3]; sold to Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen (Mrs. John Wintersteen) (1903-1986), Philadelphia, February 1962; gift to PMA, 1964.1. The preceding provenance names from the catalog of the 1941 exhibition, "Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.," at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the PMA, no. 150; and Pierre Daix, George Boudaille, and Joan Rosselet, Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods, a Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, 1900-1906, Greenwich, 1966, no. V29. Perls Galleries was not established until 1937, and therefore must have acquired the painting after 1936.2. Lent by Chrysler to the exhibition, "Picasso: Forty Years of His Art," organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1939. Zervos' catalogue raisonné, vol. 6 (supplement to vols. 1-5), published c. 1954, no. 647, lists the work as "Coll. Walter P. Chrysler, Jr."3. Lent by Knoedler to the exhibition, "Picasso: An American Tribute, 1895-1909," April 25-May 12, 1962, no. 17 (exhibition held simultaneously at nine cooperating New York galleries for the benefit of the Public Education Association). The sale date is given in the exhibition catalog, "The Collection of Mrs. John Wintersteen," California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1966, no. 20.

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