Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-18-013 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1918

Title: Femme à sa Toilette (Study)

Medium: Drypoint on paper

Literature: Published in Du cubisme, by A. Gleizes and J. Metzinger, Paris, Compagnie française des Arts Graphiques, 1947

Exhibitions: This example was featured in Gleizes y Metzinger: Du Cubism (1912-1947), Fundación Juan March, Madrid, 25 July – 29 August 2015. Travelled to Museu Fundación Juan March, Palma, 29 October 2015 – 23 January 2016; and Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, 16 February – 27 May 2018.

Notes: The 1947 version of Du Cubism in which this sketch was reproduced was printed as a limited edition consisting of 455 numbered examples. In addition to the text published in the 1912 editions, this version was reissued with an introduction by Gleizes and an afterword by Metzinger.

The 1947 edition includes 11 prints by Gleizes, Metzinger, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Marie Laurencin, Juan Gris, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Georges Braque, Jacques Villon, and Francis Picabia. According to the Fundación Juan March, “there are six etchings, three drypoints and two aquatints, which, although prepared during the 1920s, were not printed and published until 1947.”

This work is, in all likelihood, a study for the head of Femme à sa Toilette (1918), oil on canvas, 92 x 60 cm (AM-18-014).

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