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Fruit and a Jug on a Table

1916
Jean Metzinger (French, 1883–1956 French)


Country of Origin, for Customs, France

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

57.3

Medium or Technique

Oil and sand on canvas

On View

Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery (Gallery 155)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Lower left: Metzinger Reverse: Peint par moi / en 1916 / Metzinger

Provenance

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: [1] 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. [2] 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.

Credit Line

Fanny P. Mason Fund in memory of Alice Thevin

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.