Picasso’s La Bacchanale (23-25 August)

On 23 August, Picasso began to study a print of Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan. This version is in the National Gallery in London:

image096First he drew an ink sketch (the whereabouts of this are unknown):

image084Then he began a watercolour and gouache version (this is also lost):

image086After the liberation, US Army cameraman Francis Lee took this photo of Picasso – apparently in his lover’s Ile Saint-Louis appartment – with the painting:

image094 In the 1950s, a lithograph was made of the painting. This version is in the National Gallery of Australia:

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