Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-16-001 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1916 (April)

Title: Femme au miroir (Lady at her Dressing Table)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 92.4 x 65.1 cm

Inscriptions: Signed and dated on the verso, Metzinger, April 1916

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

John Quinn, New York

Mr. and Mrs. M Thomas Lardner

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. 358.

Exhibitions: Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 31 August – 13 October 1985; The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, 10 November – 22 December 1985; The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, University of Chicago, 23 January – 9 March 1986; Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 29 March – 25 May 1986, no. 64, p. 63, reproduced in color p. 30.

Literature: Views and Reviews in the World of Art, The Sun, New York, Sunday 28 April 1918. Article published for the occasion of the Léonce Rosenberg collection auction in New York (reproduced)

Notes: The catalogue of the John Quinn, Exhibition and sale at the American Art Galleries (1927) states: “Decorative cubistic portrayal of a lady at her dressing table, holding a mirror in her left hand. A curious relativity of form in vigorous colors.”

For additional information on this work please refer to the Wikipedia article Femme au miroir, and therein references, written and published by Alexander Mittelmann (aka Coldcreation) 1 April 2015. See, too, the Metzinger monograph, Volume I and II.

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