(Barcelona, 1848 – 1920)
An essayist, playwright and columnist who had trained in pharmacology and the fine arts, Peius was a friend of Apel·les Mestres's. Politically close to federalist republicanism, in 1880 he took part in the First Catalanist Congress. A bohemian, cosmopolitan and supporter of positivism, Peius travelled across Europe and spent long sojourns in Paris, where he frequented the company of Utrillo, Casas and other Catalan artists.
Self-portrait, sketches of Pompeu Gener and Oriol Martí and other sketches
Pen and ink and graphite pencil on watermarked paper
32 x 22 cm (irregular)
Donació Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.676