- Bertman, Sandra
- Date of entry: Nov-19-2003
- Last revised: Nov-21-2003
In a bleak setting, at an ocean's edge, a family grouping of three poor people, barefoot, huddled and shivering, are lost in contemplation. The figures' proportions are elongated. Imposing in their size, they take up the entire canvas. Rendered entirely in shades of blue, all other details are eliminated from the composition adding to the mood of blue empty coldness of sand, sky, and sea.
Picasso's signature in the lower right corner of the painting, the year 1903 in the upper right.
Chester Dale Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.