This is one of a remarkable sequence of portraits that Picasso made of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter. Though the subject of a seated figure is common throughout classical Western art, Picasso has reworked the theme using lavish colours and sensuous curve
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy
130 x 97 cm
Oil paint on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 130 x 97 cm Private collection © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017 ID 15
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.