Carafe, couteau et livre

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-19-008.1 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1919 (early)

Title: Carafe, couteau et livre

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 81 x 60 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower center)

Provenance: Roger Walter, Hôtel Drouot (expert Gaudefroy), 26 March 1928, no. 149.

Mr. Dubousquet (acquired at the above sale).

Galerie Monegier du Sorbier

Literature: 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, reproduced p. 108, reproduced.

Notes: Two still lifes by Metzinger titled La tranche de melon and La bouteille de chianti sold at Hôtel Drouot on 26 March 1928, one for 7,860 francs, and the other for 6,000 francs. More research is required to determine if a third work by Metzinger was auctioned at the sale, or if Carafe, couteau et livre was the second of the above mentioned works. A third possibility is that this work was simply not mentioned is the sale results shown in Le Figaro on Tuesday 27 March 1928, p. 4.

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