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Picasso, seated in a rocking chair, reading a book.

[Pablo Picasso relaxes with a book in his bentwood rocking chair.] "Quiet enveloped Picasso when he and Jacqueline moved to Vauvenargues. The remoteness of the château, in its hidden valley, isolated the artist from all but his most persevering admirers and professional associates . . . The search for tranquility was successful. [1960.]" Goodbye Picasso, p. 226.