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Inscription

lower right in pen and black ink: Picasso; lower right verso in blue paint: Picasso

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Provenance

Purchased from the artist by Wilhelm Uhde, 1906; (Galerie Caspari, Munich); sold 1915 to Hertha Koenig [1884-1976], Munich; [1] sold 1950 to (Justin K. Thannhauser, New York); [2] W. Somerset Maugham, St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (his sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 April 1962, no. 26); purchased by (Hector Brame, Paris) for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift to NGA, 1996.

Exhibition History

1901
Galerie Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1901 (verso only).
1913
Galerie Thannhauser, Munich, 1913.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 194 (recto only).
1978
Aspects of Twentieth Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978-1979, 21, 116, no. 8 (recto only).
1980
Picasso, The Saltimbanques. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980-1981, 15, 55, 87, pl. 7, fig. 72, cat. no. 38 (recto only).
1997
Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997-1998.
2001
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no. 8, as The Death of Harlequin.

Bibliography

1921
Raynal, Maurice. Picasso. Munich, 1921: pl. 16 (recto only).
1932
Zervos, Christian. Pablo Picasso. 33 vols. Paris, 1932-1978.
1955
Elgar, Frank and Robert Maillard. Picasso. Paris, 1955: 265 (repr. recto only) .
1955
Sutton, D. Picasso, peinture, époques blues et rose. Paris, 1955: no. 27.
1956
Jeudwine, W.R. "Modern Paintings from the Collection of W. Somerset Maugham II." Apollo 64(Nov. 1956): 137 (repr. recto only).
1962
Blunt, Anthony and Pheobe Pool. Picasso, The Formative Years: A Study of His Sources. Greenwich, Conn., 1962: pl. 134 (recto only).
1965
Kay, Helen. Picasso's World of Children. New York, 1965: 72 repro. (recto only).
1966
Young, Mahonri Sharp. "The Mellon Collections: The Great Years of French Painting." Apollo 83 (June 1966): 436, fig. 5 (recto only).
1967
Daix, P., G. Boudaille, and J. Rosselet. Picasso: The Blue and Rose Periods, A Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings 1901-1906. Greenwich, 1967: 265 no. XII.27.
1967
Vallier, Dora. "Le mythe Picasso." in Fermingier, A., ed. Picasso Collection Génies et Réalités. Paris, 1967: 235 (repr. recto only).
1968
Moravia, Alberto and Paolo Lecaldano. L'opera complete di Picasso, blu e rosa. Milan, 1968: 103, no. 198. pl. 41 (recto only).
1971
Leymarie, Jean. Picasso Métamorphoses et unité. Geneva, 1971: 23 (repr. recto only).
1971
Reff, Theodore. "Harlequins, Saltimbanques, Clowns and Fools." Artforum 10(October 1971): 42 (recto only).
1973
Penrose, Roland, Sir and John Golding, eds. Picasso in Retrospect. New York, 1973: 30, fig. 39 (recto only).
1977
Daix, Pierre. La vie de peintre de Pablo Picasso. Paris, 1977: 62 (not repr.).
1980
Rubin, William. Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective. Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1980: 59 (repr. recto only).
1981
Palau i Fabre, Josep. Picasso, The Early Years 1881-1907. New York, 1981: recto: 431, 548, no. 1182; verso: 242, 535, no. 623.
1987
Daix, Pierre. Picasso créateur. La vie intime et l'oeuvre. Paris, 1987: 58 (not repr.).
1993
Geelhaar, Christian. Picasso: Wegbereiter und Förderer seines Aufstiegs 1899-1939. Zurich, c.1993: 73-75.
1997
Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997-1998: no. 141.
1997
Ritchie, Charles. "Pablo Picasso, The Death of Harlequin." Bulletin / National Gallery of Art, no. 17, (Spring 1997): 2, repro.
2000
Picasso's World Of Children. Exh. cat. National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, 2000: 82, under no. 39, repro.

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