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Inhabitants of the museum: Aunt Pepa

Josefa Ruiz Blasco, born in 1825, was the aunt of Pablo Picasso and the eldest of the eleven brothers and sisters of the Ruiz Blasco family. She lived with her sister and brother Matilde and José (Picasso’s father) in the Plaça de la Merced of Malaga until he got married and then she went to live with her youngest brother Salvador. The death of Josefa coincided with the days of the last visit of Picasso to Malaga, in 1901. Josefa Ruiz Blasco Ricardo Huelin Collection | Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Aunt Pepa. Malaga, June-July 1896. Oil on canvas.57.5 x 50.5 cm. ...