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Pablo Picasso and three white doves on a balcony at his villa, in the distance a town and the sea are visible.

"White doves shared La Californie's third floor with Picasso, living on the terrace just outside his studio. Cannes and the Mediterranean fill the horizon beyond his garden. These doves, sitting on their tree-branch roost, inspired the artist to paint nearly a dozen canvases of exactly this scene . . . [1957.]" Viva Picasso, p. 139.