Drawing on shmutstitul ("half-title") of the book "Carmen" with a dedication of the artist: «pour Richter 28.XI.64».
Sviatoslav Richter met Picasso twice and visited him. In October 1961, the pianist has been invited to take part in the anniversary concert dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the great artist, and in autumn 1964 he again met Pablo Picasso in Mougins. Richter recalled:
"I am at Picasso's in Mougins. He is showing me his rooms, where reigns a divine mess ... Everyone is drawing on memory on the first got objects ... You see, our meeting was a foregone one, "- laughed Picasso and handed me a portrait of Frederic Joliot-Curie as a gift".