©Pablo Picasso - Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter 1937

Picasso Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter 1937
Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter
1937 oil/canvas
Private collection

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Marie-Thérèse Walter, in a passport photo from the 1930s
Marie-Thérèse Walter
Passport photo from
the 1930s

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia :
Marie-Thérèse Walter (13 July 1909 – 20 October 1977) was the French mistress and model of Pablo Picasso from 1927 to about 1935, and the mother of his daughter, Maya Widmaier-Picasso. Their relationship began when she was seventeen years old; he was 45 and still living with his first wife, Olga Khokhlova. It ended when Picasso moved on to his next mistress, artist Dora Maar.
In Picasso's paintings, Walter appears as blonde, sunny, and bright, as in Le Rêve (1932), in contrast to his darker portrayal of Dora Maar, whom Picasso painted as the tortured "weeping woman".