Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné
Number: AM-30-006 Jean Metzinger
Date: 1930 (circa)
Title: Suzanne nue au poisson rouge
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 72.5 x 59.8 cm
Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)
Provenance: Librairie Jean-Claude Vrain, Paris.
Private collection (acquired from the above 18 January 2007).
Christie’s, London, 25 June 2014, lot 348
Notes: “Suzanne nue au poisson rouge is a portrait of the artist’s wife, Suzanne Phocas, a Greek artist and original member of Société Anonyme, Inc., the American art oganisation founded in 1920 by Marcel Duchamp, Many Ray and Katherine Dreier. This portrait was painted at a pivotal moment in the pair’s relationship as, despite being romantically involved from 1923, they were only able to marry in 1929 after the death of Jean’s first wife where the couple then remained together for the rest of their lives.” (Snippet from Lot Essay: Christie’s, London, 25 June 2014, lot 348)