Pablo Picasso

(Málaga 1881 - 1973 Mougins)

Tableau de Famille

Pen and ink and inkwash (over linocut, rincé) on paper
62 × 75 cm (24,4 × 29,5 in)
Picasso was inspired by Ludovic Halévy's narrative story `Monsieur et Madame Cardinal`. It is about a young bourgeoise girl whose parents arranged for her to marry a rich elderly bald man. Before the wedding she starts an affair with a young good-for-nothing and provokes a scandal.