Port du Croisic

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-05-004 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1905

Title: Port du Croisic

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 65 x 92 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

Provenance: Monsieur Bertet, Marseille (gift of the artist).

Rose Saporte-Bertet, Marseille.

Christie’s, Paris, 23-24 October 2014, lot 5

Exhibitions: Salon des Indépendants, Paris, March-April 1905, no. 2902.

Possibly Galerie Berthe Weill, Paris, 23 November-21 December 1905, cat. no. 51, titled Marine (Le Croisic)

L’Adresse, Musée de la Poste et Musée de Lodève, Gleizes, Metzinger, du Cubisme et après, Paris, May 2012 – November 2013, reproduced p. 57. 

Notes: For a smaller version of this painting with dimensions 20 x 27 cm (perhaps a study), see Metzinger’s 1905 Port du Croisic (AM-05-004.1). 

There exists, or existed, another painting titled Le Croisic (Le Port) as well, measuring 54 x 73 cm, which was auctioned at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 13 March 1912, lot 53.

This painting suffered minor damaged by shrapnel following a bomb explosion in the South of France during the war on 15 August 1944. The canvas was relined in 1984 to address the damaged sail.

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