Detail map of Manhattan, New York, New York, United States,Gisors, Normandie, France

A: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, B: Gisors, Normandie, France

Picasso Depicts His Lover Reading at a Table

1934
<p>Picasso, Reading at a Table (1934). Oil on canvas 63 7/8 x 51 3/8 in. (162.2 x 130.5 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number 1996.403.1.</p>

Picasso, Reading at a Table (1934). Oil on canvas 63 7/8 x 51 3/8 in. (162.2 x 130.5 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number 1996.403.1.

An oil painting Pablo Picasso created in 1934 entitled Reading at a Table, preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, depicted Picasso's 25 year-old lover, Marie-Thérèse Walter, sitting at a table reading and wearing a crown of flowers. This "chaste scene" was set at the artist's country home in Le Boisgeloup, in Gisors in the Eure about 63 km from Paris, where, in addition to painting, Picasso produced large-scale sculptures and prepared many etchings.

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