La Femme et l’oiseau

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-25-009 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1925

Title: La Femme et l’oiseau (Girl with Dove)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 80 x 60 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower left)

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

André Emmerich Gallery, Zurich.

Private collection, United States

Literature: Bulletin de L’Effort Moderne, April 1925, No. 14, reproduced (titled La Femme et l’oiseau)

Truth in Painting, Artwork, Volume 2, Issue 5, October – December 1925, p. 18, reproduced.

Notes: The theme of a woman holding a bird is recurrent in several works by Metzinger. Most notable is the monumental 1912-13 L’Oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird), oil on canvas, 230 x 196 cm, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (AM-12-019). Another, very close compositionally is the elegant Femme à la colombe (1933), oil on canvas, 80.5 x 60 cm (AM-33-003).
La Femme et l’oiseau (Girl with Dove) is stunning in its own right.

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