Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-45-005 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1945 (after)

Title: Still life with pumpkins (Stillleben mit Kürbissen), (La bouteille de Bénédictine)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 161 x 97 cm

Collection: Kunsthalle, Bremen

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

Provenance: Acquired by Kunsthalle Bremen with funds from the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, 1959.

Exhibitions: Galerie Art Vivant, Paris, Jean Metzinger, 40 peinture inédites de 1910 à 1952, 15 May – 15 June 1952, no. 20 (not independently confirmed).

Natures mortes de Géricault à nos jours, Musée d’art et d’industrie, Saint-Etienne 1955, cat. no. 75 (title: La bouteille de Bénédictine). 

Still life – examples from the collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1978, cat. no. 54.

Noble guests, Masterpieces from the Kunsthalle Bremen in 22 German museums, ed. by Wulf Herzogenrath, Ingmar Lähnemann, Bremen 2009, p. 180, reproduced, p. 183, 235; exhibited in the graphic museum Pablo Picasso, Münster.

Literature: Günter Busch, Horst Keller: Masterpieces of the Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen 1959, no. 148, reproduced (titled, Still life with melons).

Ludwig Grote (ed.): European painting in German galleries, Masters of the 20th Century, Munich, 1964, Fig. 44.

Gerhard Gerkens, Ursula Heiderich: Catalog of the paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries in the Kunsthalle Bremen, 2nd vol., Bremen, 1973, p. 218, Fig. 653 (as circa 1916-17).

Joann Moser, Daniel Robbins, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1985, catalogue, no. 116, p. 82, (as circa 1919) reproduced.

Andreas Kreul, Kunsthalle Bremen: List of all paintings, Wiesbaden 1994, cat. no. 709 (titled Still Life with Melons)

Kunsthalle Bremen, masterpieces, vol. 1: paintings, sculptures, new media, Bremen 1998, p. 264

Dorothee Hansen / Henrike Holsing: Vom Classicism to Cubism. Inventory catalog of French painting in the Kunsthalle Bremen, Munich 2011, pp. 423-425, color plate p. 424.

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