Picasso’s Study for Temptation of St Anthony at the Walker Art Gallery

Images by Ryan Garry

The Walker Art Gallery has acquired a drawing by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, which will go on public display this week.

The drawing, Study for Temptation of St Anthony (1909), will be on show for the first time as part of a new display at the Gallery, Picasso on Paper, which runs until 31 October 2015.

Formerly owned by the great British painter and collector Lucian Freud (1922-2011), the drawing was gifted to National Museums Liverpool by Arts Council England as part of the Acceptance in Lieus cheme.

Picasso on Paper will feature another drawing by the artist, Pau Cucurny with a dog (1903), acquired by National Museums Liverpool in 2000, along with a gouache watercolour by Spanish artist Enrique Garrán (?1899-1962), who was greatly influenced by Picasso’s cubist style.