Pipe and Sheet Music

Picasso playfully combines drawn objects (a pipe, sheet music, and a tabletop) with a trompe l'oeil gilt frame (printed wallpaper), illusionistic shadows, and a signed nameplate. At the top of the sheet music is "Ma Jolie," meaning “My Pretty.” This may cause the viewer to believe it is the name of the composition. While it was in fact the refrain from a popular song, it was Picasso's pet name for his mistress at the time, Eva Gouel.
SKU: 6555
Creator: Pablo Picasso
Date: 1914
Original Medium: gouache and graphite on pasted papers
Original Size: 20 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
© Succession Picasso 2011

Paper SizePortrait / LandscapeUnframedFramed
Petite8x10 / 10x8$16$99
Small11x14 / 14x11$24$159
Medium16x20 / 20x16$45$219
Large22x28 / 28x22$79$369
Extra Large32x40 / 40x32$139$449