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Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier), (1909)/(cast 1960)

Pablo Picasso, Spanish, b. Málaga, 1881–1973

Bronze, 16 3/8 X 9 3/4 X 10 1/2 IN. (41.7 X 24.9 X 26.7 CM.) WT. 25 LB. (11.3 KG.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4050

Provenance:
[Heinz Berggruen, Paris, 1960]
M. Knoedler, New York, to 11 March 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 11 March 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
OTTO GERSON GALLERY, New York. "Picasso: An American Tribute," (Public Education Association), 25 April-12 May 1962, no. 12, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 368, ill. pp. 57, 85.
UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. "Art Since 1889," 20 October-15 November 1964, no. 85, ill. p. 21.
[MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston. "The Heroic Years: Paris 1908-1914," 20 October-8 December 1965.]
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART. "Futurism and the International Avant-Garde," 24 October 1980-4 January 1981, no. 109, ill.
ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM, Edinburgh. "Treasure of the Smithsonian," 11 August-4 October 1984.

Published References:
READ, HERBERT. A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (New York: Praeger, 1964), no. 54, pp. 66-67, 301, ill. p. 60.
MICHELSON, ANNETTE. "Private but Public: The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," Contemporary Sculpture Arts Yearbook 8 (New York; Art Digest, 1965), p. 188.
HALE, WILLIAM HARLAN. The World of Rodin 1840-1917 (New York: Time-Life Books, 1969), ill. p. 176.
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso Sculpture (London: Thames & Husdon, 1971): no. 24, ill. pp. 42-43, p. 302
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 733, ill. 179.
MERILLAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), pp. 15, 43, ill. p. 48.
R[OBERTS], K[EITH]. "Acquisitions of Modern Art by Museums," Burlington Magazine 116/860 (November 1974), p. 702, fig. 110.
HUDSON, ANDREW. "Washington Letter," Art International 19/6 (15 June 1975), p. 108.
MARTIN, DAVID F. Sculpture and Enlivened Space: Aesthetics and History (University Press of Kentucky, 1981), ill. 38, p. 110.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures of the Smithsonian (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1983), ill. 173, pp. 174-75.
GOLDING, JOHN. Boccioni's "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (London: Tate Gallery, 1985?), ill. 13, pp. 17-18 (reprint of 1972 edition published by Newcastle-upon Tyne).
MARTINEZ, BENJAMIN and JACQUELINE BLOCK. Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design 2nd ed. (New Jersey: Englewood Cliffs/Prentice Hall, 1995), fig. E, p. 177.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), p. 23.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. Cubist Sculpture (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), permanent exhibition brochure.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Modernism