Fruit and a Jug on a Table
Jean Metzinger (French, 1883–1956 French)
Country of Origin, for Customs, France
Overall: 115.9 x 81cm (45 5/8 x 31 7/8in.) Framed: 148 x 113 x 7 cm (58 1/4 x 44 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Oil and sand on canvas
Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery (Gallery 155)
Lower left: Metzinger Reverse: Peint par moi / en 1916 / Metzinger
April 1919, with Léonce Rosenberg (b. 1877 - d. 1947), Galerie de l'Effort Moderne, Paris [see note 1]. By 1955, art market, Paris; by 1955, sold by an unknown dealer, Paris, to Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London [see note 2 ]; 1957, sold by Marlborough Fine Art to the MFA for £1,200. (Accession Date: January 10, 1957) NOTES:  A fragmentary label on the reverse, dated April 1919, bears the name of Léonce Rosenberg and the Galerie de l'Effort Moderne, which Rosenberg founded in 1918. A collector of contemporary French art, Rosenberg had signed a contract with Metzinger in 1916: in exchange for a monthly stipend the dealer was granted the exclusive rights to Metzinger's artistic production.  This information comes from a letter from Marlborough Fine Art to W. G. Constable of the MFA (January 22, 1957), in the MFA curatorial file.
Fanny P. Mason Fund in memory of Alice Thevin
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