Moulin à café

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-12-011.1 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1912-13

Title: Coffee Grinder (Coffee Pot, Cigarettes, and Glass) (Moulin à café)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 71 x 53.5 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

Provenance: Walter Pach, New York (probably purchased directly from the artist circa 1924).

Peridot Gallery (Louis Pollack), New York (acquired from the Estate of Walter Pach, 1948).

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (purchased from Peridot Gallery, 1959).

Deaccessioned by SRGM in 1986.

Private collection.

Galerie Daniel Malingue, Paris.

Private collection, United States.

Exhibitions: New York, Peridot Gallery, Second Annual Exhibition of European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 15 December 1958 – 10 January 1959.

New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 118, 132 (checklists, dated 


Laguna Beach, California, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 143-T (checklist, dated 1916).

Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 31 August – 13 October 1985; The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, 10 November – 22 December 1985; The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, University of Chicago, 23 January – 9 March 1986; Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 29 March – 25 May 1986, no. 82, p. 70, reproduced.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Contrasts of Form – Geometric Abstract Art, 1910-1980.

Paris, Galerie Daniel Malingue, Maîtres Impressionniste et Moderne, 10 November – 24 December 1988, no. 21 (as circa 1914) reproduced.

Literature: Walter Pach, The Masters of Modern Art, B.W. Hyebsch, New York, 1924, pp. 109-110, no. 24 (not dated), reproduced.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Handbook, 1959, p. 118 (dated 1916), reproduced. 

Guggenheim Museum Collection Paintings, 1880-1945, June 1976 by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Vol. II, Celebration Edition, no. 182, pp. 514-515, reproduced.

Le Figaro, Paris, 25 November 1988, reproduced.

Gleizes-Metzinger, Du cubisme et après : Paris (France), Musée de la Poste, 7 May – 22 September 2012, p. 6, reproduced.

Notes: There is considerable debate in the literature regarding the date of this work.

(Guggenheim, 1976).

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