Femme accroupie, Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Femme accroupie
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Pablo Picasso

Femme accroupie, 1960

144.5 x 114.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1283
Acquired in 1967 with funds from the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung. Property of the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art, room 16


About the Work

Pablo Picasso places the voluminous body of a crouching nude into an empty pictorial space. Only the head, parts of the arms and the breast are chromatically defined; the representation of the body concentrates on line in a drawing-like manner. The subject is Jacqueline Roque, who would later become Picasso’s wife. He worked obsessively in this period. The rapid brushstroke leaves large areas of the canvas blank and lends the massive body a sense of lightness. With a combination of various perspectives, Picasso recalls the Cubism of his own early work.

Work Data

Basic Information

Femme accroupie (Original Title)
Title Translation
Huddled Woman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert oben rechts: Picasso
Bezeichnet verso: 11. 5. 60

Property and Acquisition

Eigentum der Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege
Picture Copyright
© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023
Acquired in 1967 with funds from the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung. Property of the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown


  • 61BB2(ROQUE, Jacqueline)11(+55) historical person (ROQUE, Jacqueline) - BB - woman - historical person (ROQUE, Jacqueline) portrayed alone (+ full length portrait)
  • 31AA14 human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA2351 sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
  • 49D32 line (~ planimetry, geometry)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
erworben von der Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main, 1967
Dauerleihgabe an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main.


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