Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-12-003 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1912

Title: Cycliste au Vélodrome d’Hiver, Racing Cyclist (Coureur cycliste)

Medium: Oil on canvas with sand

Dimensions: 100 x 81 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

Provenance: John Quinn, New York

Private Collection, United States

Paintings and sculptures, The renowned collection of modern and ultra-modern art formed by the late John Quinn, Exhibition and sale at the American Art Galleries, Sale conducted by Bernet and Parke, Published by American Art Association, New York, 1927, no. 125

J. Sulzberger (purchased at the above sale)

Jacques Helft, New York & Paris (acquired in 1940)

Acquired from the family of the above by the present owner in 2010

Sotheby’s, London, Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art Evening Sale, 4 February 2020, lot 5

Exhibitions: Carroll Galleries, New York, Third Exhibition of Contemporary French Art, 1915, no. 34

Galerie Jacques Melki, Paris, Rétrospective Jean Metzinger, 1976 (unconfirmed)

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Cycling, Cubo-Futurism and the Fourth Dimension: Jean Metzinger’s At the Cycle-Race Track, 9 June – 16 September 2012, no. 9, reproduced in color in the catalogue (titled Coureur cycliste)

Literature: Forbes Watson (ed.), John Quinn 1870-1925. Collection of Paintings, Water Colors, Drawings & Sculpture, Huntington, 1926, listed p. 11

Sonya Schmid & Erasmus Weddigen, Jean Metzinger und die Königin der Klassiker: Eine Cyclopädie des Kubismus’, in Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, vol. LIX, Cologne, 1998, fig. 7, reproduced p. 235 (titled Coureur cycliste No. 2)

Notes: At the time of writing, this work holds the world record auction price for the artist, set at Sotheby’s London 4 February 2020.

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