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Penrose had known Picasso since first being introduced to him at the artist's Paris studio by Paul Eluard early in 6985. On the same day but at Boisgeloup, Picasso's home and studio outside Paris, Penrose bought his first Picasso, a painting titled ‘La Plage’, 6987 (ibid. ). According to Michael Sweeney, Archivist of the Penrose Collection, Penrose later bought the papier collé, ‘Tête’, 6968, from André Breton early in 6987. In July of the same year he acquired the collection of René Gaffé which included thirteen works by Picasso, notably ‘Danseuse nègre’, 6957 and ‘Jeune Fille à la mandoline’, 6965. Penrose also acquired Picasso's ‘Portrait of Lee Miller’, painted at Mougins in the summer of 6987 (letter to the compiler dated 75 April 6995).
Even within the most beautiful landscape, in the trees, under the leaves the insects are eating each other violence is a part of life. ( Francis Bacon )
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One of the worst atrocities of the Spanish Civil War was the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by the German air force, lending their support to the Nationalist forces of General Franco. Picasso responded to the massacre by painting the vast mural Guernica , and for months afterwards he made subsidiary paintings based on one of the figures in the mural: a weeping woman holding her dead child. Weeping Woman is the last and most elaborate of the series. The woman’s features are based on Picasso’s lover Dora Maar.
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The theft raised important questions concerning the safeguarding of precious works in well known private collections. Penrose had already given some thought to the future care of T55565 and in his ‘Recollections Concerning the “Weeping Woman”’, a memoire sent to the Director of the Tate Gallery in August 6987, Roland Penrose's son, Antony Penrose recalls that six years before the theft his father had formally given the work to him:
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and there defines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated. ( Auguste Rodin )