Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-24-010 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1924

Title: Le bal masqué (Fête galante, Trois grâces, La Comédie Italienne or Trois grâces)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 89 x 130 cm

Inscriptions: Signed and dated 24 (lower right)

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

Mrs. Morris Hillquit, New York.

Kende Galleries at Gimbel Brothers, New York, 1 April 1948, lot 18.

Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 24 November 1971, lot 78.

Private collection, Europe

Sotheby’s, London, 25 June 1996, lot 369

Private collection. Germany

Karl & Faber Kunstauktionen GmbH, Munich, 6 December 2016

Exhibitions: Mayor Gallery, London, February 1926 (titled The Masque Ball)

Literature: Bulletin de L’Effort Moderne, July 1924, No. 7, reproduced (titled Le bal masqué).

Beeldende Kunst, jrg 12, 1924-1925, no 2, 01-12-1924, reproduced

Artwork, Vol. 2, Issue 6, January – March 1926, p. 133, reproduced.

De Tanz, Heft 1, Jahrgang V, January 1932, reproduced.

Joann Moser, Daniel Robbins, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, no. 202, p. 112, reproduced.

Notes: ‘I know works,’ Metzinger wrote, ‘whose thoroughly classical appearance conveys the most personal [the most original] the newest conceptions… Now that certain Cubists have pushed their constructions so far as to take in clearly objective appearances, it has been declared that Cubism is dead [in fact] it approaches realization.’ (Jean Metzinger, Tristesse d’Automne, Montparnasse, 1 December 1922, p. 2)

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