This work is one of many portraits that Picasso created of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter. The human figure and its immediate surroundings remained Picasso’s most-favoured subjects throughout his prolific career.
Girl Before a Mirror
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy
162.3 x 130.2 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Origianl: Oil paint on canvas 162.3 x 130.2 cm The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim, 1937 Boisgeloup, Monday 14 March 1932 © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017 ID 35
Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth- century. Born in Spain, Picasso began his artistic career in Barcelona before settling in Paris in 1904. He worked in an unprecedented variety of styles and is recognised as a painter, sculptor, etcher, lithographer, ceramist and designer.