Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-18-015 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1918

Title: Carafe et cartes à jouer

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 81 x 60 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (towards lower right). Inscribed Nature morte and dated Janvier 1914 on the verso.

Provenance: Léonce Rosenberg, Galerie de L’Effort Moderne, Paris

Mrs Simon Heller, New York

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Mr & Mrs Ralph F. Colin (acquired from the above in April 1955)

Christie’s, New York, 10 May 1995, lot 52

Private Collection, USA (purchased at the above sale)

Christie’s, New York, 5 May 2004, lot 289

Private Collection, London (purchased at the above sale)

Sotheby’s, New York, 6 May 2010, lot 338

Private collection (purchased at the above sale)

Sotheby’s, London, 4 February 2016, lot 314

Exhibitions: Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Le Cubisme, 1907-14, 1953, no. 197 (titled Nature Morte and dated 1914)

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Selection of French Art 1906-54, 1955

New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., The Colin Collection, 1960, no. 54, reproduced in the catalogue

Louisville, Kentucky, The Speed Art Museum, Corot to Picasso: French Paintings and Drawings at The Speed Art Museum, 2002-03

Notes: In all likelihood, the artist dated this 1918 painting ‘Janvier 1914’ in order to include it in the 1953 MNAM exhibition Le Cubisme 1907-1914.

For further research and explanation by Jean Laporte and A. Mittelmann regarding the date(s) of this work and others, see the Metzinger monograph, Volume I, II, and III.

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