Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-11-001 Jean Metzinger
Date: 1911 (circa)
TItle: Paysage (Vue de village)
Medium: Oil on cardboard
Dimensions: 26.8 x 37.5 cm
Inscriptions: Signed on the verso
Collection: Jean Laporte, Paris
Provenance: Collection Mr. and Mrs. Duchamp-Villon, France
Collection Mme Duchamp-Villon (following the death of Raymond Duchamp-Villon in 1918), France
Collection Jacques Bon (painter, friend of Raymond Duchamp-Villon, brother of Mrs. Duchamp-Villon, née Yvonne Bon), heir to Mrs. Duchamp-Villon.
Jean-Henri Guerrier collection, heir to Jacques Bon.
Sale, Christophe Morel, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Succession de Monsieur Jean-Henri Guerrier, 21 October 2016, lot 30. (Incorrectly date c.1914)
Exhibitions: Salon des Indépendants, Paris, 20 March – 16 May 1912, titled Peinture.
Salon de la Section d’Or, Galerie La Boétie, Paris, 10 – 30 October 1912, no. 118, titled Paysage.
Literature: Roger Allard, Le Salon des Indépendants, La Revue de France et des Pays Français, No. 2, March 1912, reproduced p. 73 (titled Port)
Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger, Du “Cubisme”, Eugène Figuière Éditeurs, 1912, reproduced.
Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, catalogue no. 125, reproduced p. 85 (titled Landscape, dated c.1912).
Notes: Allard writes of Metzinger’s entries at the 1912 Indépendants: “The Femme au cheval, by Jean Metzinger, is a little complicated in composition. The refined choice of colors, the precious rarity of the subject matter [matière] contains a mannerism, of superior quality no doubt, but of which the artist must be wary. Without ignoring the numerous richness of this canvas, I prefer the Port, of a noble and measured order, and where the most ingenious findings are developed with a discretion which is characteristic of a fundamentally French painter.” (Roger Allard, Le Salon des Indépendants, La Revue de France et des Pays Français, No. 2, March 1912, p. 68. Allard uses, apparently mistakenly, the title Port instead of Paysage (Vue de village).
For an in-depth analysis of this painting see Volume I of the Jean Metzinger Monograph by Alexander Mittelmann.