Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-26-010 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1926

Title: Paysage

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 100.3 x 73.3 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

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

Knoedler & Co. New York

Private collection, New York

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 5 December 1962, lot 109.

Private collection (acquired at the above sale)

Sotheby’s, New York, 6 May 2009, lot 110

Literature: Bulletin de L’Effort Moderne, October 1926, No. 28, reproduced (titled Paysage)

Joann Moser, Daniel Robbins, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, no. 213, p. 115, reproduced.

Notes: On the topic of Metzinger’s 1925 through 1929 oeuvre, Joann Moser writes, “… the unusual iconography of these works distinguishes them from the work of any other artist and engages the viewer’s imagination to a degree that many earlier works do not. The introduction of spatial complexities… counterbalances the strongly decorative appearance of these works. The subjective nature of the imagery… adds a very personal dimension to these paintings that is absent from many of Metzinger’s earlier, more formalist works.” (Joann Moser, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa, 1985, p. 104)

See the Metzinger monograph, Volume III for further elaboration.

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