Kneeling Woman Combing her Hair

(1906)/cast by 1939

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

Bronze, 16 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (41.2 x 26 x 31 cm)

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

Accession Number: 72.234

Provenance:
Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York, to September 1939
Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York, from September 1939
Jeffrey H. Loria, New York, to 5 May 1970
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 5 May 1970-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Picasso: Forty Years of His Art," 15 November 1939-7 January 1940, no. 60 [lent by Chrysler]. Tour: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 1 February-3 March; CITY ART MUSEUM OF ST. LOUIS, Missouri, 16 March-14 April; INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART, at the MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 26 April-25 May.
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond. "The First Comprehensive Exhibition of the Collections of Mr. Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.," 17 January-3 March 1941, no. 154 (dated 1905). Tour: PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, 29 March-11 May.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Impressario: Ambroise Vollard," 9 June-7 September 1977. Tour: ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 24 October-4 December 1977; TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, 13 March-30 April 1978.
MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm. "Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective," 15 October 1988-8 January 1989, no. 103, p. 238.
AUCKLAND CITY ART GALLERY, New Zealand. "Pablo Picasso: The Artist Before Nature," 22 September-12 November 1989, no. 12, p. 69, ill.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906," 30 March-27 July 1997, p. 51, colorpl. 171, p. 338, p. 365. Tour: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 10 September 1997-4 January 1998.
GETTY VILLA, Malibu, California. "Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, and Picabia in the Presence of the Antique," 2 November 2011-16 January 2012. Tour: MUSEE PICASSO, Antibes, France, 1 February-20 May 2012.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Picasso Sculpture," 14 September 2015-7 February 2016, colorpl. 5, p. 49.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 116, 733, fig. 182, p. 137.
JOHNSON, UNA E. Ambroise Vollard, Editeur (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1977), p. 169, no. 229.
HYAMS, BARRY. Hirshhorn: Medici from Brooklyn (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979), p. 16.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Modernism