Dog and Cock Artist: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, active France, 1881–1973)


Modern and Contemporary Art

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Oil on canvas


61 × 30 1/8 in. (154.9 × 76.5 cm)
framed: 77 × 46 1/2 × 4 1/4 in. (195.6 × 118.1 × 10.8 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903

Accession Number



20th century


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The artist, Paris; sold to Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1921 (PR inv. no. 197) [see note 1]; sold to Dr. Jerome Stonborough (1873–1938), Paris; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 17, 1940, lot 72; sold to Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, October 17, 1940 (PR inv. no. 215) [see note 2]; sold to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1942 (MoMA no. 36.42); sold to Stephen Carlton Clark (1882–1960), New York, 1949 [see note 3]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1958

Note 1: (See, “Index card no. 197,” The Paul Rosenberg Archives, a Gift of Elaine and Alexandre Rosenberg, III, D.1.F. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York, copy in accession file)

Note 2: (See, “Paintings purchased by Paul Rosenberg since arrival in US on September 20, 1940,” The Paul Rosenberg Archives, a Gift of Elaine and Alexandre Rosenberg, II.B.22. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York, copy in accession file)

Note 3: The Museum of Modern Art sold “Dog and Cock” to raise funds for the acquisition of “Three Musicians,” by Pablo Picasso (MoMA no. 55.1949) from Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York. (See, letter from Alexandre Rosenberg, New York, Paul Rosenberg & Company, New York, to Francoise Forster-Hahn, The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., April 25, 1964, copy in accession file)

  • Susan Greenberg Fisher et al., Picasso and the Allure of Language, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 1, 90, 92–95, no. 11, 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), 177–79, 188, 316, 340, fig. 146
  • Calvin Harlan, Vision and Invention: A Course in Art Fundamentals (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1986),
  • Jane Fluegel, Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, ed. William Rubin, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1980),
  • Katherine Neilson and Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972),
  • Otto G. Ocvirk, Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice (Dubuque, Iowa: W. C. Brown Co., 1968),
  • Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 20-21, ill
  • Lael Tucker Wertenbaker, The World of Picasso (New York: Time-Life Books, 1967),
  • Robert Rosenblum, Cubism and Twentieth Century Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1960), 102, fig. 15
  • "Accessions of American and Canadian Museums," Art Quarterly 21 (1958), 227, ill
  • College Art Journal 17, no. 3 (1958), cover ill.
  • "New Acquisitions Issue," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 24, no. 1 (April 1958), 17, ill
  • Antonina Vallentin, Pablo Picasso (Paris: A. Michel, 1957), 249, ill
  • Paul Rosenberg & Co., Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Picasso (New York: Paul Rosenberg & Co., 1955), 4, ill
  • Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, 4 (Paris: Éditions Cahiers d'Art, 1951), no. 335, fig. 129
  • ARTnews Annual 20, pt. 2 (1950), 134, ill
  • Juan Merli, Picasso: El artista y la obra de nuestro tiempo, 2 (Buenos Aires: El Ateneo, 1948), fig. 252
  • Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1946), 120, ill
  • "Abstracts at Modern," Art Digest 16 (April 15, 1942), 10, ill
  • Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Painting and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1942), 67, fig. 486
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U.L. side "Picasso / 21"


Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) Spain

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