Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-13-007 Jean Metzinger
Title: La Femme à l’Éventail, Woman with a Fan
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 92.8 x 65.2 cm
Collection: Art Institute of Chicago
Inscriptions: Signed (lower left)
Provenance: Herwarth Walden, Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin, possibly acquired directly from Jean Metzinger [verso].
Léonce Rosenberg Collection, Galerie l’Effort Moderne, by 1924 [verso label].
K.A. Legat, The Hague, the Netherlands.
Galerie Ariel, Paris, 1953.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, early 1954.
Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund W. Kunstadter
Donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund W. Kunstadter, 1959.
Exhibitions: Moderni Umeni, S.V.U. Mánes, Prague, February – March 1914 (no. 68, Portrét ženy; or no. 72 Žena s červenou stuhou)
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, catalogue no. 38, p. 53, reproduced (dated c.1913)
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Selection of French Art 1906-1954, 18 February – 9 April 1955.
Literature: Zlatá Praha, 13 March 1914, article published for the occasion of the Moderni Umeni, S.V.U. Mánes exhibition in Prague (reproduced).
Annual Report, Art Institute of Chicago, 1958
Katharine Kuh, Modern art explained, Cory, Adams & Mackay, 1965
Katharine Kuh, Break-up: The Core of Modern Art, New York Graphic Society, 1965
James A. Speyer, Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture, Apollo LXXIV, September 1966, p. 222
Painters of the Section d’Or: The Alternatives to Cubism, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 27 September – 22 October 1967
Notes: See Wikipedia article Woman with a Fan, and therein references, written and published by A. Mittelmann (aka Coldcreation) 25 July 2013. See, too, the Metzinger monograph, Volume I.