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Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso, seated at a table. Picasso holds up a ceramic plate he has just painted for his dachshund, Lump. Lump, standing on his hind legs, sniffs the plate.

"Lump, the little dachshund, was undoubtedly one of the most favored individuals ever welcomed by Picasso . . . One day, Picasso asked whether Lump ever had his own plate. 'Never?' This was remedied before the painter left for his ceramics kilns in nearby Vallauris. [Villa La Californie, 1957.]" Goodbye Picasso, p. 46.