Guitar on a Table

Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 - 1973

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1912

Oil, sand, and charcoal on canvas

Overall: 20 1/8 x 24 1/4 in. (51.1 x 61.6 cm)

Frame: 29 × 33 1/2 × 3 in. (73.7 × 85.1 × 7.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, Class of 1930

© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

P.975.79

Geography/Culture

Europe, Spain

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Not signed.

Course History

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Fall 2015

HUM 1, Dialogues with the Classics, Paul Carranza, Caroline Dever, Andrea Tarnowski, Timothy Pulju, Fall 2015

SART 25, Painting I, Enrico Riley, Spring 2015

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2015

SART 25, Painting I, Enrico Riley, Fall 2014

PHIL 23, Philosophy of Art, John Kulvicki, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, The Waste Land, Before and After, Melissa Zeiger, Fall 2013

THEA 90, Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Laurie Cherba Kohn, Fall 2013

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R. Taylor, Fall 2013

ENGL 72, Woolfenstein, Barbara Will, Fall 2012

FILM 47, Cut & Paste Cinema, Jodie Mack, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Twentieth Century Works from the Dartmouth Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 19-May 29, 1988.

Transform: BildObjektSkulptur im 20. Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum und Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, 14. Juni bis 27. September 1992.

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, May 21-September 6, 2011; RMN- Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France, October 3, 2011-January 16, 2012; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, February 21-June 3, 2012.

The Machine in the Garden: Cubist Art from the Hood Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 26-August 24, 1986.

The Dartmouth Collection: 19th and 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-November 6, 1982.

Selections from the Permanent Collection: An Introduction to the History of Art From the Year 1500 to the Present, Art 2, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 7, 1993.

Picasso: Guitar Variations 1912-1914, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, February 13-May 12, 2011.

Picasso and the Great War, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 13-May 9, 2016; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, June 10-September 11, 2016.

Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, September 20, 1989-January 16, 1990.

Picasso Cubista, Milan, Italy, 1972, no. 544.

Modernism: The Making of the 20th Century Vision, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 22-July 8, 1990.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-July 13, 1998.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 1-December 5, 1994

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, January 3, 2014 - January 17, 2016.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 28, 2005-January 14, 2008.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 25, 1998-July 28, 2002.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 20, 2009-January 7, 2011.

In Quest of Excellence: Civic Pride, Patronage, Connoisseurship, Center for The Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, January 14-April 22, 1984.

Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and Her Family, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, June 17- August 10, 1970, The Baltimore Museum of Fine Arts, Baltimore, Maryland; San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 1970-1971.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

Early Modern Art from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 16, 1995-April 7, 1996.

Cubist Exhibition, Carpenter Hall, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 6-June 11, 1979.

Cubist Art, Barrows Windows, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 4-March 20, 1977.

Cubism: From Advanced Art History Seminar to Museum Installation, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 28, 2004-February 20, 2005.

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 17-December 20, 2013.

Cubism and Its Affinities, Strauss

Publication History

William S. Lieberman, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, Masterpieces of Modern Art, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1981, p. 78.

William Rubin, Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism, Boston: Bullfinch Press - Little, Brown and Company, 1989, p. 455, no. 504.

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Trustees of Dartmouth College and New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 130, no. 120.

Theodora Vischer et.al, Transform: BildObjektSkulptur im 20. Jahrhundert, Basel: Kunstmuseum und Kunsthalle Basel, 1992, ill. p. 40.

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 102-104, ill. p.102, no. 52.

Sarah Greenough, Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and his New York Galleries, 1st ed., Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28-April 200, 2001, Boston, New York, London: Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, 2000, 609 pp., fig. 78, ill. p.213.

Pierre Daix and Joan Rosselet, Picasso, The Cubist Years, 1907-1916, A Catalogue Raissonne of the Paintings and Related Works, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979, p. 287, no. 509.

Pierre Daix and Joan Rosselet, La Cubisme de Picasso: Catalogue Raissone de L'oeuvre peint 1907-1916, Neuchatel, Switzerland: Editions Ides et Calendes, 1979, p. 287, no. 509.

Pepe Karmel, Picasso and the Invention of Cubism, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003, 233 pp., ill. p. 172.

Janet Bishop, Cecile Debray, and Rebecca Rabinow, The Steins Collect, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012, pp. 282-283, Plate 232, cat. no. 263., ill. p. 283.

Jan van der Marck, In Quest of Excellence: Civic Pride, Patronage, Connoisseurship, Miami: Trustees of The Center for the Fine Arts Association, 1984, p. 86.

Jacquelynn Baas, From "a few curious Elephants Bones" to Picasso, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, September, 1985, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 1985, pp. 37-43, ill. p. 42

Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, George Braque: The Papier Colles, Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1982, p.37, no. 24.

Irene Gordon, Four Americans in Paris: The Collections of Gertrude Stein and her Family, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1970, p. 171, color plate 52.

Franco Russoli and Fiorella Minervino, Picasso Cubista, Milano: Rizzoli Editore, 1972, p. 544.

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso (oeuvres de 1912 a 1917), Vol. II, Part 2, Paris, 1942, no. 373.

Catherine Tatge, Producer, Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein (a production with Pat Carroll), New York: CBS Cable, 1981.

Barnes Foundation, Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, New York, Scala Arts Publishers, Inc./ The Barnes Foundation/ Columbus Museum of Art, 2016, plate 1, color ill. p. 46.

Anne Umland, Picasso Guitars, 1912-1914, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2011, no. 9, p. 47.

Alice Gomstyn, "What's Under the Hood? A peek at some of the rarest and most offbeat items housed in the College's Hood Museum of Art," Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 96, Number 4, March-April 2004, pp. 30-31.

Provenance

[Gift of the artist]; to [Leo and] Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), Paris, by 1913; collection of Gertrude Stein, until her death in 1946; bequeathed to her nephew, Allan Stein (1895-1951), 1946 ["with the stipulation that Allice B. Toklas (1877-1967) is to have use of the estate until her own death"]; to his children [in the care of his wife Roubina Stein], 1951; removed to a bank vault, Paris by Roubina Stein, 1961; Marlborough Gallery, London, 1968-1970; Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979), New York, 1970; given to present collection, 1975.

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