Newly Acquired Picassos at the British Museum

Date Posted: 29/01/14

Newly Acquired Picassos at the British Museum

The British Museum recently gave word that it had purchased two Pablo Picasso linocut prints, called Jacqueline Reading and Still Life under the Lamp.

The museum also acquired progressive proofs for these early 1960s works.

Now anyone in London for short breaks or any other reason can see the new acquisitions for free in the museum's room 90 space.

The pieces, which would have been created when Picasso was 80, have been there since January 10th and will stay in place until May 6th.

It comes after the museum recently displayed the artist's Vollard Suite - etching that it bought in 2011.

British Museum director Neil MacGregor has said of the recent acquisition of Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading and their progressive proofs: "These two exceptional sets of linocuts are a significant addition to the British Museum’s holdings of Picasso’s graphic work adding to the complete set of the Vollard Suite."

He expressed his gratitude to the Art Fund, British Museum patrons and donors who secured the 'Still Life' and 'Jacquline' for the venue's Prints and Drawings Collection.

Posted by Hayley Brent

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