Head of a Woman (Second State Modified)

(1906)/(cast by 1950)

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

Bronze, 4 7/8 X 2 1/4 X 1/8 IN. (12.4 X 5.7 X .2 CM.) WITH WELDED STAND: H: 2 3/8 IN. (6.0 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4046

Provenance:
(unconfirmed gallery, London)
Harold Diamond, New York, to 30 November 1957
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 30 November 1957-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
[DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," May 5-August 23, 1959, no. 189, ill. p. 85. Tour: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December -31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.]
[PUBLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, New York, organizer. (Annual benefit for the P.E.A, held by cooperating New York galleries. Sculpture was shown at the Otto Gerson Gallery, New York). "Picasso, An American Tribute," 25 April-12 May 1962, no. 9, ill.]
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "The Sculpture of Picasso," 16 October 1967-7 January 1968, no. 8, ill. p. 54. Catalog by Roland Penrose and Alicia Legg. Tour: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 175, p. 134, p. 733.
NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin. "Picasso--Plastiken," 6 October-27 November 1983, no. 8, ill. p. 326, pp. 372, 421. Book catalog by Werner Spies as Picasso--Das Plastische Werk. Tour: KUNSTHALLE, Dusseldorf, 11 December 1983-29 January 1984.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no cat; checklist no. 13.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Picasso Sculpteur," 7 June-25 September 2000, fig. 4, p. 6.
MUSEE NATIONAL PICASSO, Paris. "Vincenc Kramar," 22 October 2002-23 January 2003.

Published References:
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso Sculpture (London: Thames & Hudson, 1971), no. 8, variant, ill. p. 273, p. 301
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 73, ill. 175.
JOHNSON, RON. The Early Sculpture of Picasso 1901-1914 (Diss.; reprint New York: Garland Press, 1976): no. 48, ill. p. 212.
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso: Das Plastische Werk (Berlin: Nationalgalerie, 1983), no. 8 (II), ill. p. 326

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Modernism