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Tom Rush asked

Who is the subject of this painting? Was it a self portrait?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

Hi Tom, Indeed, the Breton-striped sweater, Picasso’s iconic outfit, makes it very plausible that the painter in question is Picasso himself, and thus a self-portrait. Best, Tanja van Oostrum


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Title The painter
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in Robbrechttrap (boven)
Dimensions (general) Height : 92 cm
Width : 87,5 cm
Makers Artist: Pablo Picasso
Accession number BRL 83-01 (MK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: particuliere collectie / private collection: 1983
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1983
Age maker About 82 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Jorn<<<Picasso (2013)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Spain > Southern Europe > Europe

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Pablo Picasso

Malaga 1881 - Mougins 1973

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso demonstrated an exceptional talent even at an early age. After his family setted in Barcelona, he got to know the art of France and Norther..