Le port (Marine en hauteur)

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-11-021 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1911-12

Title: Le port (Marine en hauteur)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 71.1 x 53.3 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

Provenance: Galerie de l’Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris

Sotheby’s, London, 6 December 1961, lot 181

Exhibitions: Le Cubisme (1907-1914), Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, 30 January – 9 April 1953, no. 145, pl. XXXIX (as dated 1913, private collection, Paris), reproduced.

La Section d’or, 1912, 1920, 1925 : Le cubisme écartelé, Musées de Châteauroux, 21 September – 3 December 2000, Montpellier, Musée Fabre, 15 December 2000 – 18 March 2001. Catalogue by Cécile Debray and Françoise Lucbert, p. 231, reproduced.

Literature: Jean Metzinger, 1883-1956, Atelier sur l’herbe, École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, January 1985, reproduced p. 11.

Notes: Dated 1913 on the verso. Although this date has been considered, it is believed that 1913 was added many years later, at a time when the distinction between 1911, 1912, or 1913 was blurred. The impasto, brushstroke, composition, tone, hues, and black outlining, are prototypical elements and characteristics of Metzinger’s work from late 1911 and early 1912.

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