Pablo Picasso, ‘Cavalier’, 1906 / 1914, DICKINSON

Signature: signed lower right Picasso

A. Wofsy, ed., The Picasso Project: Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, The Rose Period 1905 – 1906, San Francisco, 2012, p. 171, no. 1906-026.

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.
Saidenberg Gallery, New York.
Mrs. Thomas Flemming, Connecticut.
René Dreyfus, Paris.
Anon. Sale; Maîtres Malphettes, Lavail, Galy & Arnaune, Toulouse, 4 Dec. 1972, lot 102.
Taménaga Gallery, Tokyo.
Gallery Umeda, Osaka.
Private Collection, New York.
Private Collection, Florida.
Anon. Sale; Sotheby’s, London, 20 June 2007, lot 215.
Private Collection, Paris, since 2007.

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France