The Donkey Driver

(Spanish, 1881–1973)
Sheet: 26.1 x 19.8 cm (10 1/4 x 7 13/16 in.)
© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Zervos I.136
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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This drawing is one of several by Pablo Picasso to featured donkeys around this time.


Created during Pablo Picasso's Blue Period, a time when the artist focused on disenfranchised members of society, this drawing depicts a man and woman in what apperas to be Catalan costume. The subject may relate to Picasso's Spanish heritage or his study in Paris of drawings by the elder artist Puvis de Chavannes, who likewise focused on agrarian life. Picasso drew and reworked his composition in black chalk, leaving changes to the image fully evident as he worked.
The Donkey Driver

The Donkey Driver


Pablo Picasso

(Spanish, 1881–1973)
Spain, 20th century

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