Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-05-011 Jean Metzinger
Title: Deux nus dans un jardin (Two Nudes in a Garden)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 91.4 x 63.8 cm
Collection: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art
Inscriptions: Signed (lower left)
Provenance: Published onto Nazi-Era (Provenance Internet Portal, 16 June 2006)
Collection of Owen and Leone Elliott, Cedar Rapids, IA. Purchased from Steibel, Paris, 1961.
Collection of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA. Gift of Owen and Leone Elliott, 1968.
Exhibitions: The Owen and Leone Elliott Collection. Inaugurating the opening of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa, 4 May – 31 August 1969.
Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa, August 31 – October 13, 1985, no 15. reproduced p. 40.
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, November 10 – December 22, 1985.
The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, January 23 – March 9, 1986.
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 29 – May 25, 1986.
Literature: Joann Moser, Daniel Robbins, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa, August 31 – October 13, 1985, no. 15.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, 15 November 1985, reproduced p. 57.
Notes: This painting is visibly a study for Two Nudes in an Exotic Landscape (AM-05-009). It is smaller and the colors differ considerably. In addition, Two Nudes in a garden does not possess the same geometric structural aspects as Two Nudes in an Exotic Landscape.