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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: André Derain, French, 1880–1954
Artist: Pablo Picasso, Spanish, active France, 1881–1973

Four paintings on tile (Quatre peintures sur un carreau)

Avignon, France 1914

Oil on four ceramic tiles set in mortar with plaster

53 × 5.7 cm, 17.69 kg (20 7/8 × 2 1/4 in., 39 lb.)
framed: 53.02 × 53.02 × 5.72 cm (20 7/8 × 20 7/8 × 2 1/4 in.)
The Philip L. Goodwin, B.A. 1907, Collection (Gift of James L. Goodwin, 1905, Henry Sage Goodwin, 1927, and Richmond L. Brown, 1907.)
Made in France
20th century

Galerie Leonce Rosenberg, Paris (sale Amsterdam, October 19, 1921, no. 123); probably Galerie Simon, Paris (according to Zervos, 1942); Buchholz Gallery, New York [Curt Valentin]; Philip L. Goodwin, New York (bought from Buchholz Gallery in 1940).


Susan Greenberg Fisher et al., Picasso and the Allure of Language, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 19, 84–87, no. 9, ill.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 8.

“Recent Gifts and Purchases,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 25, no. 1 (April 1959): 50.

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, 2 (Paris: Éditions Cahiers d’Art, 1942), no. 493, fig. 227.

Paul Bourassa, Picasso et la ceramique, exh. cat. (Paris: Hazan, 2004).

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