A nocturnal odalisque: Picasso’s Nude in front of a garden at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

In June 1981, Amsterdam’s College of Burgomaster and Aldermen decided that the city’s Stedelijk Museum should be allowed to buy Picasso’s late Nude in front of a garden, which according to the date inscribed on the back by the artist was completed in five days, from 29 August to 2 September 1956.