- Pablo Picasso
- Tête de femme (Alice Derain)
- inscribed Picasso, numbered 6/6 and stamped with the foundry mark C. Valsuani Cire Perdue
Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Galleri Haaken, Oslo (acquired in 1999)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Werner Spies, Picasso Sculpture, London, 1971, no. 5, illustration of another cast pp. 32-33
Roland Penrose & John Golding (eds.), Picasso, 1881-1973, London, 1973, no. 205, illustration of another cast p. 206
Picasso, Das Plastische Werk (exhibition catalogue), Nationalgalerie, Berlin & Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, no. 7, illustration of another cast p. 326
Picasso, der Maler und seine Modelle (exhibition catalogue), Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1986, no. 100, illustration of another cast n.p.
Picasso, The Early Years, 1892-1906 (exhibition catalogue), National Gallery of Art, Washington & Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997-98, no. 116, colour illustration of another cast p. 239
Picasso sculpteur (exhibition catalogue), Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2000, illustration of another cast n.p.
Picasso first drew a portrait of Alice in 1905, in which she is depicted with an elongated, almost Mannerist, profile. Her features are echoed and mingled with other models in works of this period, breaking into new ground when Picasso focuses on his lover of the time Fernande Olivier. The present work focusses on the bust of the sitter, posed in an-almost three-quarter turn, the bronze gently modelled and her features at rest. Alice and André remained good friends with Picasso, spending summers together in Cadaques, most notably in 1910, the critical year when Picasso is known to have pioneered a new ‘Analytical’ interpretation of Cubism.
caption: Pablo Picasso, Head of a Woman in Profile (Alice Derain), 1905, drypoint, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston