Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-18-015 Jean Metzinger
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.