Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-15-003 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1915

Title: Cubist Portrait

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 73 x 54.3 cm

Collection: Hood Museum of Art

Inscriptions: Monogram and dated JM 1915 (lower right)

Provenance: Léonce Rosenberg, Galerie l’Effort Moderne, Paris, 

Rose Fried Gallery, New York, 

Lita Annenberg Hazen and Joseph H. Hazen, New York

Gift to the Hood Museum of Art from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen in 1959

Exhibitions: Palmer Lounge, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1973.

Cubism and Its Influence, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 17 January – 30 March 1975.

Cubism and Its Affinities, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 9 July – 5 September 1976.

Cubism, Professor Wilmerding, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 11-28 January 1977.

Cubist Art, Barrows Windows, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 4 February – 20 March 1977.

20th Century Masters from the Permanent Collection, Barrows Windows, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 3 February – 5 March 1978. Cubists, Professor Jacobus, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 6 April 1979 – 18 August 1981.

The Dartmouth Collection: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 17 September – 6 November 1982.

Art From the Ivory Tower: Selections from College and University Collections, Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 9 April – 29 May 1983, no.22.

The Machine in the Garden: Cubist Art from the Hood Collection, Alumni College 1986, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 26 July – 24 August 1986.

Cubism: From Advanced Art History Seminar to Museum Installation, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 28 June 2004 – 20 February 2005.

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 17 August – 20 December 2013.

Literature: Art From the Ivory Tower: Selections from College and University Collections”, Clinton, New York: Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, 1983, p.22.

Notes: The fusing of planes with his subject matter in this radical geometrization of form as an underlying architectural basis allowed Metzinger to obtain a “perfect accord between the parts and the whole.” Cubist Portrait exhibits extraordinary qualities associated with symmetry transformations; a topic of great scrutiny in the Metzinger monograph, Volume II.

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