Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-21-015 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1921

Title: Nature morte à la baguette de pain, bouteille et compotier

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 130 x 90 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower left)

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

Briest, Drouot, Paris, 26 March 1990, lot 54

Franco Cesari, Paris (acquired at the above sale)

Christie’s, Hong Kong, Live Auction, 2 December 2021 (as painted circa 1922)

Exhibitions: Les Cubistes, Galerie Melki, Paris, 15 May – 15 June 1985.

Literature: Waldemar George, Jean Metzinger, L’Esprit Nouveau, no 15, February 1922, pp 1781-89, reproduced.

Bulletin de L’Effort Moderne, July 1924, No. 7, reproduced (titled Melon et compotier and dated 1922).

Joann Moser, Daniel Robbins, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, no. 120, p. 83, reproduced (as 1921).

Notes: Both the Bulletin de L’Effort Moderne (July 1924) and Christie’s (2 December 2021) date this painting circa 1922, however, the fact that it was reproduced in L’Esprit Nouveau, February 1922, renders this date very unlikely.

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