Head of a Woman (Fernande Olivier)

(1905/cast 1959)

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

Bronze, 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (36.1 x 23.5 x 23.1 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4051

Provenance:
[Heinz Berggruen, Paris, 1959, for the Artist]
[Douglas Cooper, London]
[Crane Kalman Gallery, London, June 1960]
Galerie de l'Elysee, Paris, to 2 September 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 September 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
GALERIE DE L'ELYSEE, Paris
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada. "Picasso and Man," 11 January-16 February 1964, no. 34, ill. p. 50. TOUR: MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 28 February-31 March.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 181, p. 137, p. 733.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Picasso: The Early Years,1892-1906," 30 March-27 July 1997, cat. no. 167, p. 365, colorpl. 167, p. 334. TOUR: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 10 September 1997- 4 January 1998.
BUNKAMURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo, Japan. "Pablo Picasso," 4 July-6 September 1998, colorpl. 30, p. 77. TOUR: NAGOYA CITY ART MUSEUM, Nagoya, Japan, 15 September-29 November.
NAPLES MUSEUM OF ART, Florida. "Picasso: Preoccupations and Passions," 29 January-18 May 2008, fig. 14 (exh. brochure, color).
MUSEE GRANET, Aix-en-Provence. "Picasso Cezanne," 25 May-27 September 2009, fig. 16, p. 75.

Published References:
ZERVOS, CHRISTIAN. Pablo Picasso, vol. I, 3rd ed. (Paris: Cahiers d'Art, 1957), no. 323.
CRANE KALMAN GALLERY. Picture on Exhibit 23/9 (June 1960), ill.
RAYNOR, VIVIEN. "4,000 Paintings and 1,500 Sculptures," New York Times Magazine (27 November 1966), ill. p. 55.
Catalogue of European and American Paintings and Sculpture in the Allen Memorial Art Museum (Ohio: Oberlin College, 1967), p. 208.
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso Sculpture (New York: Thames & Hudson, 1971; 1972; 1976), no. 6, ill. p. 36.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 733, ill. p. 181.
JOHNSON, RON. The Early Sculpture of Picasso 1901-1914 (Ph.D. Thesis; reprt. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1976), p. 165.
JOHNSON, UNA A. Ambriose Vollard, Editeur (New York; Museum of Modern Art, 1977), no. 227, p. 169.
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso: Das Plastische Werk (Berlin: Nationalgalerie,1983), no. 6, ill. pp. 25, 326, p. 372.
RUBIN, WILLIAM, ed. Picasso and Portraiture (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1996), ill. p. 135.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Modernism