Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-12-007 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1912

Title: La Plume Jaune (The Yellow Feather)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 73 x 54 cm

Collection: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England

Inscriptions: Signed and dated 12 (lower left)

Provenance: Carroll Galleries, New York ($100) as agent for John Quinn, New York, 1916

Quinn estate, 1924.

Hanna and Georg Pauli collection.

Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm, auction no. 36, Georg och Hanna Paulis samling, 20 March 1942, lot 438, plate XXI, reproduced.

Dr. Ing. Oscar Stern, Stockholm (acquired at the above sale).

Phillipe Reichenbach, Paris.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Stanley Johnson, by 1964.

Exhibitions: Possibly, Salon de La Section d’Or, Galerie La Boétie, October 1912, Paris, no. 119 (Maurice G. Listed as owner)

Moderna Museets Vänner, Cézanne till Picasso: Fransk konst i svensk ägo, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, September 1954, no. 251

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. 39, pp. 52-53, reproduced on catalogue cover.

Literature: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 8 September 1968, p. 61

Douglas Cooper and Gary Tinterow, The Essential Cubism, 1907-1920, The Tate Gallery, 1983

Robert R. Johnson, Cubism & La Section d’Or: Reflections on the Development of the Cubist Epoch, 1907-1922, Chicago, Klees/Gustorf, 1991, Fig 3, p. 14, reproduced.

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