Plate Painted by Pablo Picasso Donated to Ransom Center by Photojournalist Duncan

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AUSTIN, TX.- The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a plate painted by Pablo Picasso from David Douglas Duncan, a photojournalist whose archive resides at the Ransom Center. Duncan donated the plate in honor of his friendship with Stanley Marcus, who suggested that Duncan donate his archive to the Ransom Center in 1996. The archive includes more than 36,000 prints, 87,000 negatives and 21,000 transparencies, in addition to correspondence, manuscripts, camera equipment, artwork and personal effects. Picasso painted the plate, a piece of commercial dinnerware, at his home Villa La Californie in Cannes, France, on April 19, 1957. Dedicated to Duncan’s dog Lump, a dachshund, the plate is 24 centimeters in diameter and contains a portrait of