Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-14-006 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1914-15 (before March)

Title: Soldat jouant aux échecs (Soldier at a Game of Chess)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 81.3 x 61 cm

Collection: Smart Museum of Art

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right) over the monogram JM

Provenance: Gift of John L. Strauss, Jr. in memory of his father, John L. Strauss

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago (dated c. 1915-1916)

Exhibitions: Musée de Lodève, 22 June 2013 – 3 November 2013

Le Cubisme : Repenser le monde, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre de création industrielle, Paris, 17 October 2018 – 25 February 2019

Literature: JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, M. Therese Southgate, MD, 26 May 1993, Vol. 269, No. 20, p. 2595  (reproduced on the front cover)

JAMA, The Art of JAMA III, Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 3, Oxford University Press, 17 March 2011, pp. 160, 212 (reproduced on the front cover)

Gleizes, Metzinger, du Cubisme et après, L’Adresse, Musée de la Poste, Paris, 9 May – 22 September 2012; and Musée de Lodève, 22 June – 3 November 2013, p. 23 (reproduced)

Notes: For an exceedingly detailed study on this work, see the Wikipedia article Soldier at a Game of Chess, and therein references, written and published by A. Mittelmann (aka Coldcreation) 18 April 2015. See, too, regarding the dating and other crucial aspects of the work, the Metzinger monograph, Volume I and Volume II.

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