Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-17-022 Jean Metzinger
Title: Fruit and a Jug on a Table
Medium: Oil and sand on canvas
Dimensions: 115.9 x 81 cm
Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Inscriptions: Signed (lower left) of center. Inscribed on the verso; ‘Peint par moi en 1916 Metzinger.’
Provenance: Léonce Rosenberg, Galerie de l’Effort Moderne, Paris (by April 1919)
Public auction Paris, by 1955
Unknown dealer, Paris,
Acquired by Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London
Acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from the above in 1957 (Accession Date: 10 January 1957); Fanny P. Mason Fund in memory of Alice Thevin.
Exhibitions: Salon des Indépendants, 1920 (possibly)
XIXth & XXth Century French Masters, Marlborough Gallery, November – December 1955, no. 46, reproduced.
Literature: Art et esthétique, Les Lettres Parisiennes, Le Salon des Indépendants, suppl. au n. 9, April 1920, p. 6, reproduced.
Bulletin de l’Effort Moderne, June 1924, No. 6, reproduced (titled Melon et compotier and dated 1919)
The Boston Globe, 26 April 2001, reproduced
Notes: For additional information on this work please refer to the Wikipedia article Fruit and a Jug on a Table (Metzinger), and therein references, written and published by Alexander Mittelmann (aka Coldcreation), 2013.
See also the Metzinger monograph, Volume II.