Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-12-004 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1912

Title: Femme a l’Eventail (Woman with a Fan)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 90.7 x 64.2 cm

Collection: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York

Inscriptions: Signed (lower center-left)

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

Mlle. Gamier des Garets, by 1937

By 1938 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum had purchased the painting. It was gifted to the museum (gift 38.531) by Guggenheim in 1938 (the year after the formation of the foundation). Femme à l’Éventail forms part of the Founding Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Exhibitions: Salon d’Automne, 1912, Paris (hung in the decorative arts section inside the Salon Bourgeois of La Maison Cubiste, the Cubist House).

De Moderne Kunstkring, 1912, Amsterdam (L’éventail vert, no. 153). 

Musée Rath, Geneva, Exposition de cubistes français et d’un groupe d’artistes indépendants, 3 – 15 June 1913 (L’éventail vert, no. 22).

Musée du Petit Palais, Les Maitres de l’art indépendant, 1895-1937, 1937, no. 12 (dated 1912).

The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918, from 30 November 2013 to 1 June 2014.

Literature: The Sun (New York, N.Y.), 10 November 1912. Reproduced: a photograph taken in the decorative arts section of the 1912 Salon d’Automne shows Femme à l’Éventail hanging on a wall inside André Mare’s Salon Bourgeois.

Doom of the Antique, The Literary Digest, November 30, 1912, p. 1012, reproduced; Femme à l’Éventail hanging on a wall inside André Mare’s Salon Bourgeois.

Picasso and the Cubists, McCall Collection of Modern Art, Milan, Fabbri; New York, McCall Pub. Co., 1970, Plate 47, p. 65, reproduced (incorrectly dated 1913).

Guggenheim Museum Collection Paintings, 1880-1945, June 1976 by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Vol. II, Celebration Edition, no. 180, pp. 509-511, reproduced.

Joann Moser, Daniel Robbins, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, no. 37, pp. 52-53, reproduced.

Notes: An in-depth essay on this oeuvre is online at Wikipedia, Femme à l’Éventail, written and published by Alexander Mittelmann (aka Coldcreation) 9 August 2012. See, too, the Metzinger monograph, Volume I.

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