Nature morte au poron

1948

Oil on canvas
50 x 61 cm (19 11/16 x 24 in)
Signed "Picasso" lower right; dated "26.12.48.II" on the reverse

Provenance

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm
Gerard Bonnier, Stockholm (acquired by 1953 and until at least 1959)
Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Private Collection, New York
James Goodman Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above in 1981. Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 8th May 2007, lot 55)
Purchased at the above sale by Haaken Christensen

Exhibited

Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, 1918-1953, 1953, no. 115 (titled "Le Homard et le poron")
Stockholm, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Cézanne till Picasso, 1954, no. 285 (titled "Le Homard et le poron")
Oslo, Kunstnernes Hus, Picasso, 1956, no. 278, illustrated in the catalogue (titled "Le Homard et le porron")
Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Picasso, 1959, no. 16
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Das Stilleben im 20. Jahrhundert, 1978-79, no. 92, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Madrid, Fundación Juan March, Maestros del siglo XX - Naturaleza muerta, 1979, no. 68
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Picasso, kunstenaar van de eeuw, 1999, no. 28, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum, Picasso, Klee, Miró en de moderne kunst in Nederland, 1946-1958, 2006

Literature

Maurice Raynal et al., 'Picasso', in Le Point, vol. XLII, Paris, October 1952, illustrated p. 7
Christian Zervos, "Pablo Picasso. Œuvres de 1946 à 1953", Paris, 1965, vol. 15, no. 116, illustrated pl. 68
The Picasso Project, "Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture. Liberation and Post-War Years, 1944-1949", San Francisco, 2000, no. 48-045, illustrated p. 211 (titled "Nature morte aux crustacés")