Mask of a Woman

1908/cast 1957

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

Bronze, 7 1/8 X 6 3/8 X 4 3/4 IN. (18.0 X 16.2 X 12.0 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4052

Provenance:
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1957
Marlborough Fine Art, London, by Summer 1958-9 September 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 9 September 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
MARLBOROUGH FINE ART, London. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century European Masters," Summer 1958, no. 86, ill. p. 111.
MARLBOROUGH FINE ART, London. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drawings, Watercolors, Sculpture," February-March 1961, no. 79, ill.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto. "Picasso and Man," 11 January-16 February 1964, no. 45, ill. p. 58. 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. 180, p. 136, p. 733.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada. "Gaugin to Moore: Primitivism in Modern Sculpture," 6 November 1981-3 January 1982, no. 50, ill. p. 114.
NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin. "Picasso: Das plastische Werk," 6 October-27 November 1983, no. 22, ill. pp. 50, 327, p. 373. Book catalog by Werner Spies as Picasso--Das Plastische Werk. TOUR: KUNSTHALLE, Dusseldorf, 11 December 1983-29 January 1984.
PALACIOS DE VELASQUEZ Y CRISTAL, PARQUE DEL RETIRO, Madrid. "Escultura Espanola 1900-1936," 23 May-22 July 1985 (extended to 21 August?), ill. p. 282.
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. 14.
MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm, Sweden. "Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective," 15 October 1988-8 January 1989, no. 105 p. 238, ill.
AUCKLAND CITY ART GALLERY, New Zealand. "Pablo Picasso: The Artist Before Nature," 22 September-12 November 1989, no. 14, p. 72, ill.
KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL, Switzerland. "TransForm: Picture Object Sculpture in the 20th Century," 14 June-27 September 1992, cat. no. 26a.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Picasso Sculpteur," 7 June-25 September 2000, no. 22-II, pp. 394-395, ill, p. 347.

Published References:
ADELMAN, SID. "Picasso Cubism: The Road to Riches," Telegram (Toronto: 8 January 1964), ill.
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso Sculpture (London: Thames & Hudson, 1971), no. 22, pp. 22, 44, 301
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 733, ill. p. 136.
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso: Das Plastiche Werk (Berlin: Nationalgalerie, 1983), no. 22, pp. 50, 327, 373
RICHARD, PAUL. "A Matter of Great Relief," Washington Post (3 February 1986), p. B1.
UNSIGNED. "Le debuts," Connaissance des Arts (June 2000), colorpl. 8, p. 10.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Modernism