Catalogue entry

T03572 Dish of Pears 1936

Oil on canvas 14 15/16 × 24 (380 × 610)
Inscribed ‘15D. XXXVI.’ b.l. and ‘Picasso’ b.r.
Bequeathed by Mrs A.F. Kessler 1983
Prov: Rosenberg & Helft; Mrs Kessler c. 1939
Exh: Picasso: Recent Works, Rosenberg & Helft, March–April 1939 (3, as ‘Compotier de Poires’); French Paintings from the Kessler Collection, York Art Gallery, May 1948 (9, as ‘Les Fruitiers’); The Kessler Collection, Wildenstein Gallery, October–November 1948 (24, as ‘Le Compotier’); Picasso, Tate Gallery, July–September 1960 (141, repr. as ‘Still Life’); The Kessler Bequest, Tate Gallery, February–April 1984 (not numbered, repr. in col.)
Lit: Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1957, VIII, no.311, repr. p.147 (as ‘Nature Morte’)

This still life is dated 15 December 1936.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986