Pablo Picasso, ‘Verre et carte à jouer’, 1914, Galerie Michael Haas

Signature: signed 'Picasso' on the reverse

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1942, vol. 2**, p. 226, no. 489 (b/w image, with wrong dimensions 25 x 25 cm);
Klassiker der Kunst, Das Gesamtwerk von Picasso, Kubistische Epoche, publ. by Ettore Camesasca, ed. by Fiorella Minervino, Milan/Luzern 1972, no. 730, p. 121 (b/w image) and p. 123 (with wrong dimensions 25 x 25 cm, location: private property, France);
Pierre Daix and Joan Rosselet, Picasso, The Cubist Years, 1907-1916, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings and Related Works, London 1979, p. 318, no. 671 (b/w image, with wrong dimensions 25 x 25 cm);
J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso, Cubism, 1907-1917, Barcelona, 1990, p. 516, no. 1072 (plate 371, with wrong dimensions);
2016, cat. Galerie Haas, Berlin / Zurich, p. 49 (full page colour image);
The Picasso Project (ed.), Picasso’s Paintings Watercolors Drawings & Sculpture, Synthetic Cubism, 1913-1916, San Francisco 2016, no. 1914-030, p. 125 (b/w image, titled ,Verre et as de trèfle’)

Galerie Simon (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris
Douglas Cooper, London and Argilliers (by 1942)
Private collection, France (acquired from the above, circa 1950)
private collection, New York (acquired from the above by the, 2002)

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