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PICASSO, Pablo

Malaga, Spain 1881 - Paris 1973

Une colombe

Dove

1954

bronze

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 5 14 x 12 12 x 4 38 in.

Acc. No.: 1995.47.20

Credit Line: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon


Provenance

  • New York, Paul Rosenberg and Co.
  • 1961, Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia
  • 1995, gift to National Gallery of Art, Washington

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 17 August 2011

Exhibitions

  • 1996 Mexico City
    Obras Maestras de la National Gallery of Art de Washington, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, 1996-1997, unnumbered catalogue, 194-195, color repr.

Comment

  • Curatorial file in NGA, 23 August 2011:
    Picasso's Dove was cast from a ceramic original that the artist created in Vallauris, at the Madoura workshop, where he had been producing pottery since 1947. It is one of eight doves that Picasso cast in bronze (he can been forming one of the ceramic birds in a photograph from this period by Edward Quinn). (Quotation of Jeffrey Weiss)