Woman with Kerchief (Primary Title)

Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973 (Artist)

Works On Paper
gouache and charcoal on paper
Unframed: 26 × 19 1/2 in. (66.04 × 49.53 cm)
Framed: 28 3/4 × 22 3/4 × 2 in. (73.03 × 57.79 × 5.08 cm)
Not on view
The art dealer Ambroise Vollard purchased nearly all of the works in Picasso’s studio in early 1906, which afforded the artist a trip to his native Spain that summer. While there, the strong current of Classicism that ran through the modern art worlds of Paris and Barcelona at the time affected Picasso greatly. Living and working in a remote Pyrenean village, he explored an ideal of timeless rusticity and Mediterranean Classicism, aspects of which emerge in the earthen palette and serene, mask-like physiognomy of the figure in the portrait, his companion Fernande Olivier.
Signed, lower right: "Picasso"
T. Catesby Jones Collection
"Picasso's Drawings 1890 - 1921, Reinventing Tradition," National Gallery of Art, February 5 - May 6, 2012

"Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris: The T. Catesby Jones Collections at VMFA and the University of Virginia Art Museum," VMFA Statewide Exhibition, UVA, Charlottesville, January 30 - April 24, 2009; Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, August 15 - November 29, 2009; William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, December 11, 2009 - February 21, 2010; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, May 1 - August 15, 2010

"Picasso," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, November 18 - December 22, 1974

"Picasso for Portland," The Portland Art Museum, September 21 - October 25, 1970

"Picasso," Fort Worth Art Center, February 5 - March 15, 1967

"Gaughin and the Decorative Style," The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 23 - October 23, 1966

"Picasso," orgainzed by the American Federation of the Arts: National Museum of Tokyo, May 23 - July 5, 1964; National Museum of Moder Art, Kyoto, July 10 - August 3, 1964; an d Prefectural Art Museum, Nagoya, August 7 - 18, 1964

"Picasso and Man," The Art Gallery of Toronto, January 11 - February 16, 1964; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, February 27 - March 31, 1964

"Picasso: An American Tribute," M. Knoedler & Co., New York, April 1962

20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, September 12 - October 10, 1960

"Collectors' Choice," Atlanta Art Association Galleries, February 18 - March 1, 1959

"Current Painting Styles and their Sources," Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, June 1- July 20, 1958

“Modern French Painting,” Norfolk Museum, March 1 - March 26, 1958; Mary Baldwin College, April 9 - April 19, 1958

Milwaukee Art Institute, September 12 - October 20, 1954

Lynchburg Art Center, March 26 - April 16, 1954

Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA May 1953

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, January 5 – February 3, 1953

Hollins College, Roanoke, VA, December 5 - 22, 1952

Thalhimers Brothers, Richmond, August 1952

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, April 8 - July 2, 1951

Sweetbriar College, April 1948

"The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Roanoke," Roanoke, VA, January 4 - 11, 1947, (cat. no.16)

"Picasso Before 1907," M. Knoedler & Co., New York, October 15 - November 8, 1947, (cat. no.47)

"Portrait Panorama," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, September 11 - October 12, 1947, (not listed in catalog?)

"Nineteenth Century French Painting," Eighth Anniversary Exhibition of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January 19 - February 20, 1944, (cat. no.47)

"Picasso: Forty Years of His Art," Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 15, 1939 - January 7, 1940; The Art Institute of Chicago, February 1 - March 3, 1940

"Painting in Paris," Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 19 - February 16, 1930
Linarès, Serge. “Picasso et les écrivains,” France: Citadelles & Mazenod, 2012

Galassi, Susan Grace, Marilyn McCully, Joanna Sheers, and Katie Steiner. "Picasso's Drawings 1890-1921: Reinventing Tradition," The Frick Collection, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in association with Yale University Press: New Haven, 2011, (p.126, cat. no.22)

"L'été 1908 à Verneuil Pablo Picasso et Fernande Oliver à La Rue des Bois," Catalogue de l'Exposition, Mai 2003, (p.9 planche 3)

Verneuil été 1908: Pablo Picasso et Fernande Olivier à La Rue des Bois exhibition catalogue (Verneuil, France: Les Amis du Vieux Verneuil, 2003) pp. 8, 11, color ill. no. 3, p. 6.

Brandt, Frederick R., "Twentieth-Century Visions," Antiques, VMFA Issue, August 1990, (color plate IX, p.307)

Moravia, Alberto. "L'opera completa di Picasso blu e rosa," Rizzoli Editore: Milano, 1968, (no.265, p.109 (illus) (color illus. Tav. LVIII))

Gallery Guide, Virginia Museum, 1981 (p.59, illus. p.58)

"Treasures in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1974 (p. 120-1, color illus.)

Newsweek, October 25, 1971: 104 (illus.)

Near, Pinkney, "A Summer at Gosol," AIV, Vol. 11, no. 1, Fall 1970: 32-33 (illus.)

"Picasso for Portland," Portland Art Museum, 1970 (no.11, illus. p.23)

Lecaldano, P. "Picasso," Rizoli, Milan, 1969

"Picasso," Fort Worth Art Center Museum, TX, 1967, (cat. no.147, p.101)

"European Art in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1966, (cat. no.178, illus. p.101)

Daix, Pierre and Georges Baudille. "Picasso 1900-1906: Catalogue raisonné de l' œuvrepeint." Neuchâtel: Editions Ides et Calendes, 1966, (no.XV.45 p.305)

Boggs, Jean Sutherland, "Picasso and Man," Toronto and Montreal, 1964, (p.50, no.35)

Richardson, John. "Picasso: An American Tribute," New York, NY: Public Education Assoc, 1962 (illus. p.27)

"Collectors' Firsts," Atlanta Art Association Galleries, Alabama, 1959

"Current Painting Styles and their Sources," 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, 1958

Catalogue, "Modern French Painintg", Mary Baldwin College, 1958

Zervos, Christian. “Pablo Picasso.” 3rd ed. Paris: Éditions "Cahiers d'art," 1957, (vol. I, no.319)

Sutton, Denys. "Picasso: peintures, époques bleue et rose." Paris: Ed. du Chêne, 1955 (no.26)

Colt Jr., Thomas C., "Jones: advance-guard adventures," Art News, vol. XLVII, no.1, March 1948 (p.19, illus. p.55)

Jones, T. Catesby, "Donor of Modern Art Analyzes Painting of Past 50 Years," Richmond Times-Dispatch. February 22, 1948. (illus. p.6)

Louchheim, Aline B., " Art Along U.S. 1--Modern Collection to Virginia Museum--Drawings at Fogg--Other Activites," The New York Times, Sunday February 15, 1948

Catalogue of the T. Catesby Jones Collection, 1948, no.82

"Picasso: Forty Years of his Art," Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with The Art Institute of Chicago, and Alfred H. Barr Jr., ed., 1939. (p.22, illus. 62 p.54)

Alfred H. Barr Jr., "Picasso: Forty Years of his Art," International Studio, 1930. (p.30, illus. 62)
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