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  • Moustachu

Pablo Picasso

(Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973)

Moustachu, 1915

Graphite on paper
Penciled sketch on the back
Handwritten inscriptions on the back: 2520 469PP 26/1276 1915 21665
32 x 24 cm


Provenance  :
- Picasso estate (Inv. 01666)
- Marina Picasso, granddaughter of the artist
- Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva (Inv. 1666), entrusted by Marina Picasso
- Marina Picasso

Exhibitions   :
- Pablo Picasso Sammlung Marina Picasso, Eine Ausstellung zum hundertsten Geburtstag, traveling exhibition in Germany and Switzerland, under number 103:
. Haus des Kunst München, Munich, from February 14 to April 20, 1981
. Joseph-Haubricht-Kunsthalle, Cologne, in cooperation with the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, from August 11 to October 11, 1981
. Städtische Galerie in the Städelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, from October 22, 1981 to January 10, 1982
. Kunsthaus, Zürich, from January 29, 1982 to March 28, 1982
- Picasso: Opere dal 1895 al 1971 dalla Collezione Marina Picasso, Centro di Cultura di Palazzo Grassi, Venice, May-June 1981, under n ° 123
- Picasso. Works from the Marina Picasso Collection in collaboration with Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva with loans from museums in Europe and the United States of America and private collections, in Australia, under n ° 75:
. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, July 28 to September 23, 1984
. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, from October 10 to December 2, 1984

Literature  :
- Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, vol. 6, Supplement to volumes 1 to 5, Paris, Éditions Cahiers d´Art, Paris, 1954, described (with dimensions 31.7 x 23.7 cm) and reproduced on p. 152 under n ° 1276
- Pablo Picasso Sammlung Marina Picasso, catalog of the traveling exhibition in Germany and Switzerland, by Werner Spies with the collaboration of Eduard Beaucamp, Giovanni Carandente, Klauss Gallwitz, Siegfried Gohr, Reinhold Hohl and Günter Metken, Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 1981, cataloged by Reinhold Hohl at p. 284 and reproduced at p. 285 under n ° 103
- Picasso: Opere dal 1895 al 1971 dalla Collezione Marina Picasso, catalogue for the exhibition of the Centro di Cultura di Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 1981, described (with the title Studio per un uomo seduto and the date Avignon 1914?) On p . 246 and reproduced at p. 247 under n ° 123
- Picasso, catalogue of the exhibition in Australia, by Patrick Mc Caughey, Margaret Plant, Memory Holloway, Ruth Pullin, Judith Ryan, The International Cultural Corporation of Australia Limited, 1984, described and reproduced on p. 82 under the n ° 75

Moustachu is a fine example of the beginning of the Retour à L’Ordre in Picasso. The artist developed this classic way especially in the early twenties with his famous Ingresque Period. This theme, the male character with mustache, appears in Picasso's work in the summer of 1914 during his stay in Avignon, notably in a painting that remained unfinished, The Painter and his Model, kept by the artist all his life and now at the Picasso Museum. , Paris. At the same time, Picasso also treated the subject of the mustache man in a Cubist fashion. In our drawing, the Cézanian influence is evident.

Pablo Picasso - Le Peintre et son modèle, Avigon Summer 1914 - Oil and pencil on canvas - Musée National Picasso, Paris

Paul Cézanne - Paysan en Blouse Bleue, vers 1897-1900 - Oil on canvas - Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, USA

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