Pablo Picasso

Bouteille et Verre sur un Table (bottle and glass on a table)

About this artwork

This is one of about thirty papiers collés (pasted papers) which Picasso made at the end of 1912. They were his first collages, and they mark a new development in his work. The bottle is composed of a piece of newspaper cut from 'Le Journal' of 3 December 1912. Stencilled letters spell out ‘OLD / JA / R’ – shorthand for Old Jamaica Rum. Like collage, where a real thing is stuck onto a picture, this use of letters and words signalled a new approach to reality: instead of carefully copying an image, an artist could instead write its name on the picture.

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  • title:
    Bouteille et Verre sur un Table (bottle and glass on a table)
  • accession number:
    GMA 5530
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  • materials:
    Charcoal on paper, collage
  • date created:
    1912
  • measurements:
    61.60 x 47.00 cm (framed: 88.60 x 74.50 x 4.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased (Henry and Sula Walton Fund) 2015
  • copyright:
    © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso