Dans L'Atelier de Cannes

Accession Number

Dans L'Atelier de Cannes

Pablo Picasso

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
color lithograph on paper

22 in x 17 in (55.88 cm x 43.18 cm);17 3/8 in x 12 7/8 in (44.13 cm x 32.7 cm);22 in x 17 in (55.88 cm x 43.18 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.

Subject matter
This print was designed by Picasso to be included as the frontispiece for a 1957 book Dans L'Atelier de Picasso created by his friend and secretary, Jaime Sabartés. This is one of an edition of the stand-alone prints of the design. This scene shows Picasso's studio in Cannes at the Villa La Californie with his muse, his second wife Jaqueline Roque, at the canvas. This composition can be seen in a number of paintings from this year, for example Jacqueline in Studio (Picasso Museum, Paris). His wife sits here not as the artist but as the muse, in communion with the canvas before the artist begins to paint.

Since there are a number of photographs, the real life details of his Cannes studio can be discerned easily. For example, in the print Jacqueline sits on a curved, wooden wicker rocking chair. This was Picasso's much loved Thonet rocking chair, seen in a number of paintings from this period.

Physical Description
This is an image of interior space, where a woman in green sits on a chair at a blank canvas on an easel to the right. A hefty wooden piece of furniture sits behind the figure. Brown and blue zigzag lines fill out the interior throughout. Yellow tea service is located in the bottom left corner. The date of the design is inscribed in the stone (u.l.) "7.4.56" and the print is numbered in pencil (l.r.) "25/250".

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
color lithographs
rocking chairs
studio easels
studios (work spaces)
women (female humans)

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