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The Bullring

about 1959–60, dedicated 1965
Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Zervos


Image: 35 x 49.3 cm (13 3/4 x 19 7/16 in.) Sheet (unfolded): 35 x 98.6 cm (13 3/4 x 38 13/16 in.) Framed: 54.6 x 74.6 x 3.2 cm (21 1/2 x 29 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brush with ink and ink wash on thick wove paper

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Prints and Drawings



folded in half; fold is at left of image


Dedicated, signed and dated "Pour son ami Diego Picasso, le 8.11.65."




Presented by Picasso to his physician [said to be Dr. Hepp], 1965; sold to private collector (Switzerland), 1992; with Jörg Maass (Berlin), 2003; by whom sold to MFA, 23 June 2004.

Credit Line

Virginia Herrick Deknatel Purchase Fund, and museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Samuel Putnam Avery Fund, Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, and Harvey D. Parker Fund, and funds donated by Susan Bennett and Alan and Marianne Schwartz (Shapero Foundation)


© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.