Fruit and a Jug on a Table

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-17-022 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1916-18

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.

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