Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-23-004 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1923

Title: La tranche de melon

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 65.5 x 92 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

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

Roger Walter, Hôtel Drouot (expert Gaudefroy), 26 March 1928 (sold 7,800 francs)

Bellier, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 25 February 1953, lot 131 

Private collection, Paris

Artcurial, Paris, 20 October 2007, lot 39

Aguttes, Drouot, Paris, 1 April 2019, lot 213

Literature: Bulletin de L’Effort Moderne, March 1924, No. 3, reproduced (titled La tranche de melon)

Notes: Two still lifes by Metzinger titled La tranche de melon and La bouteille de chianti sold at Hôtel Drouot on 26 March 1928. The latter sold for 6,000 francs.

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