Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-18-012 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1918 (May)

Title: Paysage ovale

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 73 x 54 cm

Inscriptions: Signed and dated 5/18 (lower center)

Provenance: Sale, Bellier et Ader, Paris, 20 June 1957, lot 180.

Collection Rosenak.

Guido van Groeningen, Amsterdam. 

Galerie Hopkins-Custot, Paris.

Triton Collection Foundation, The Netherlands (acquired from the above in 2001).

Christie’s, Paris, 24 March 2015, lot 37

Exhibitions: Deurne, Museum De Wieger et Spanbroek, Frisia Museum, Kubistisch avontuur. Werk van Herbin, Metzinger en Tobeen in Nederlandse collecties, March – September 2003, p. 75, no. 31, fig. 54 (reproduced).

La Haye, Gemeentemuseum, Cubist Art from the Triton Foundation, March – July 2006, p. 21 (color plate).

La Haye, Gemeentemuseum, Parijs Stad van de moderne kunst 1900-1960, October 2011 – January 2012, p. 84 (color plate p. 85).

Literature: S. van Heugten, Avant-gardes, 1870 to the Present, the Collection of the Triton Foundation, Bruxelles, 2012, p. 286, 553 (color plate p. 287).

Joann Moser, Daniel Robbins, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, 1985, no. 156, p. 96, reproduced.

Notes: The Christie’s 24 March 2015 catalogue states this painting was exhibited at the Jean Metzinger in Retrospect 1985-86 exhibitions. Though it was reproduced in the catalogue, it did not form part of the exhibitions. This is a common mistake. Only works with titles shown in bold type in the catalogue were exhibited. The others were simply reproduced in the catalogue, and should be catalogued under Literature, not Exhibitions.

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