Portrait of an American Smoking

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-11-014 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1911

Title: Man with a Pipe (Portrait of an American Smoking)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 92.7 × 65.4 cm

Collection: Lawrence University (lost)

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

Exhibitions: Possibly, Galerie Berthe Weill, Exposition de Peintures et Dessins, Paris, 17 January – 1 February 1913, no. 17, titled L’Americain 

Exhibition of “Cubist” and “Futurist” Pictures, Gimbel Brothers, Milwaukee, 1913, forming part of a show in 1913 that traveled to several U.S. cities: Milwaukee, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New York, and Philadelphia 

Literature: Exhibition of “Cubist” and “Futurist” Pictures, Gimbel Brothers, Milwaukee, 1913, reproduced on the catalogue cover.

Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Sunday, 10 August 1913 (reproduced)

Snapshot, April 1956, p. 3 (reproduced)

Sök bland svenska dagstidningar, Hudiksvalls-Tidningen 27 April 1957 (reproduced)

The Dispatch, 1 September 1985, p. 66 (reproduced)

The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Friday 30 August 1985, p. 13 (reproduced)

The Des Moines Register, 8 September 1985, p. 23 (reproduced)

Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, no. 43, reproduced p. 54.

Notes: Status: Missing. The painting has been missing from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, having disappeared in transit while on loan between 27 July and 2 August 1998.

For further information on this painting consult the Wikipedia article titled Man with a Pipe, and references therein, written and published by Alexander Mittelmann (aka Coldcreation) 24 July 2013, and the Metzinger monograph, Volume I.

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