Pregnant Woman (First State)

(1950/cast 1951-1953)

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

Bronze, 41 1/4 X 12 5/8 X 9 5/8 IN. (104.7 X 32.1 X 24.4 CM.) INCL. BASE: H: 7/8 IN. (2.1 CM.) WT. 87 LB. (39 KG.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.232

Provenance:
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
M. Knoedler & Cie., Paris, to 18 November 1966
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 18 November 1966-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 555
THE HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Hakone, Japan (organizer). Sculpture by Master Painters, no. 39, colorplate. Tour: THE UENO ROYAL MUSEUM, Tokyo, 20 April -20 May 1979; NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, Osaka, 25 May-24 June; HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Hakone, 30 June-29 July; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Kamakura, 11 August-September; HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART, 29 September-21 October.
OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF ART, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sculptures from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 9 August 1984 - 9 August 1985.
STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK INSTITUTE, Williamstown, Massachusetts. "Picasso Looks at Degas," 13 June-12 September 2010, fig. 229, ill. p. 207; p. 341. TOUR: MUSEE PICASSO, Barcelona, 14 October 2010-16 January 2011.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974): p.733, ill. p. 393.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "Modern art arrives on the Mall in a new museum and sculpture garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974): p. 43.
REPRODUCTION in FISHER, HELEN E. "Of Human Bonding," The Sciences 22 (February 1982): p. 21.
SPIES, WERNER. Picasso: Das Plastiche Werk (Berlin: Nationalgalerie, 1983): no. 349 (II), ill. p. 347, p. 387.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), no. 12, ill. p. 46.
FITZGERALD, MICHAEL. "The Endless Conversation," Wall Street Journal (15 July 2010), p. D6.
ROSENBERG, KAREN. "Who's the Voyeur Now, Picasso?," New York Times (27 August 2010), p. C19.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Modernism

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