Head of a Woman

(1906-1907/cast by 1939)

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

Bronze, 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 X 3 3/8 IN. (11.5 X 8.2 X 8.4 CM.) WT. 1 1/1 LB. (.7 KG.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4048

Provenance:
Estate of Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1939
Peridot Gallery, New York, to 28 March 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 28 March 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
[DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 190 (did not tour).]
[SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 366.]
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective," 1 May-30 September 1980, catalog by William Rubin, ill. p. 81.
PALACIOS DE VELASQUEZ Y CRISTAL, PARQUE DEL RETIRO, Madrid. "Escultura Espanola 1900-1936," 23 May-22 July 1985 (extended to 21 August?), ill. pp. 116, 282.
NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin. "Picasso--Plastiken," 6 October-27 November 1983, no. 12, ill. pp. 38, 326, p. 372. Book catalog by Werner Spies as Picasso--Das Plastische Werk. TOUR: KUNSTHALLE, Dusseldorf, 11 December 1983-29 January 1984.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "A Look into the Future--The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden," Washington Post (22 May 1966), colorplate sec. K, p. 1.
FRANKENSTEIN, ALFRED, in The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by Abram Lerner, et al. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 120, 733, ill. 176 p. 134.
JOHNSON, RON. The Early Sculpture of Picasso 1901-1914, (Diss; reprint, New York: Garland, 1976), fig. 48, p. 165, ill. p. 212.
ALLOWAY, LAWRENCE, et al. "Picasso: A Symposium," Art in America 68/10 (December 1980), ill. p. 13.
RUBIN, WILLIAM, ed., et al. "Primitivism" in 20th Century Art (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1984), vol. I, ill. p. 248.
MCCULLY, MARILYN. Pablo Picasso: The Artist Before Nature (Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland City Art Gallery, 1989), no. 49, p. 107, erratum. (Note--work was not in the exhibition.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Modernism