Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-50-003 Jean Metzinger
Date: 1950 (circa)
Title: La robe verte
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 160 x 96 cm
Collection: Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)
Provenance: Gift of Suzanne Metzinger (née Suzanne Phocas) 21 March 1974.
Exhibitions: Le Cubisme (1907-1914), Musée national d’art moderne, 30 January – 9 April 1953, no. 99, (as 1912, collection of the artist) reproduced.
Galerie Berri, Paris, 10 March – 16 April 1955.
Salon des Indépendants, Retrospective; Fauves et Cubistes, Grand Palais, Paris, 6 April – 26 April 1972, no 58.
Les Cubistes, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, 26 September – 10 November 1973, supplément du catalogue, no. 224 (incorrectly date c.1912), reproduced.
Salon des Indépendants, La Grand aventure cubiste, Grand Palais, Paris, 16 March – 9 April 1978.
Paris, L’Adresse, Musée de la Poste; and Musée de Lodève, Gleizes, Metzinger, du Cubisme et après, May 2012 – November 2013
Notes: A label on the verso reads “Jean Metzinger La robe verte 1912 10, rue Delambre”
The work is anti-dated (1912-14) by the artist who produced it in the early 1950s for the 1953 Cubism exhibition, which principally showed works created between 1907 and 1914.
For more information on retrodating (or anti-dating), see research by Jean Laporte and Alex Mittelmann in the Metzinger monograph, Volume II and Volume III.