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Artist: Pablo Picasso, Spanish, active in France, 1881–1973

First Steps

Paris, May 21, 1943; revised summer 1943

Oil on canvas

130.2 x 97.1 cm (51 1/4 x 38 1/4 in.)
Gift of Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903
1958.27
Culture: 
Spanish
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view*
Bibliography: 

Robert M. Coates, “The Art Galleries,” New Yorker (February 7, 1948): 62–63.

“Recent Gifts and Purchases,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 25, no. 1 (April 1959): 36–37, ill.

“Yale Exhibits Clark Bequest,” Art Journal 21 (1961–62): 61.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 21-2, ill.

Katherine Neilson and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972), fig. 113.

“Picasso Exhibition at Acquavella Galleries,” The Connoisseur (1975): 312–13, ill.

Milton Esterow, “David Hockney’s ‘Different Ways of Looking’,” Artnews (January 1983): 52.

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 84–85, ill.

Alan Shestack, ed., Yale University Art Gallery: Selections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1983), 84–85, ill.

Pierre Daix, Picasso: Life and Art (New York: Harper-Collins, 1987), 271.

Jean Sutherland Boggs, Picasso and Things, exh. cat. (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1992), 358, ill.

John Charlot, “The Source of Picasso’s “First Steps:” Jean Charlot’s “First Steps”,” Kunstgeschichte (1992): 275–78.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 175, ill.

Michael Conforti et al., The Clark Brothers Collect: Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings, exh. cat. (Williamstown, Mass.: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2006), 177, 180, 188, 316, 340, fig. 147.

Susan Greenberg Fisher et al., Picasso and the Allure of Language, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 90, 149–61, 186, no. 19, ill.

“Looking to Learn, Learning to Teach,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2013): 41, fig. 3.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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