©Pablo Picasso - Reading 1932

Picasso Reading 1932
1932 130x97cm oil/canvas
Private collection

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The oil painting depicts Picasso's mistress and muse, Marie-Thérèse Walter, asleep with a book upon her lap. The painting led to the breakup of Picasso's marriage to Olga Khokhlova after she saw it at a retrospective exhibition and realised that the facial features were not her own.