Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-17-014 Jean Metzinger
Date: 1917 (June-July)
Title: Paysage de campagne
Medium: Charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 42 x 28 cm
Inscriptions: Bears the signature JMetzinger (lower left)
Provenance: Suzanne Metzinger, Paris
Rex Evans Gallery, Los Angeles (acquired from the above)
Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Los Angeles
Hope and Abraham Melamed (acquired from the above, July 1973)
Christie’s, New York, 6 November 2014, lot 229 (dated 1919)
Exhibitions: Milwaukee Art Museum, Selections from the Hope and Abraham Melamed Collection, September 1983 – January 1984, p. 45, no. 32 (reproduced, pl. 35).
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. 130
Literature: Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, catalogue no. 130, p. 87, (dated c. 1912-13) reproduced
Notes: Christie’s 6 November 2014 catalogue states the provenance as Lucie Metzinger, Paris (by descent from the artist). Lucie was Metzinger’s first wife. She died at the end of September 1928. Though she very well could have owned this work, the passing down “by descent from the artist” makes no sense since the artist outlived Lucie. For this, it is assumed here that Suzanne Phocas, Metzinger’s second wife, was the person from whom the Rex Evans Gallery purchased the work. The Rex Evans Gallery archives would need to be consulted to be sure.