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Jean Metzinger (1883 - 1956)

Lot 25: Tête de femme


June 18, 2007
London, United Kingdom

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Jean Metzinger (1883-1956) Tête de femme signed 'J.Metzinger' (upper right) oil on canvas 28¾ x 21¼ in. (73 x 54 cm.) Painted in 1916

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Jean Metzinger (1883-1956)


New York, Montross Gallery, Exhibition of Pictures by Jean Crotti, Marcel Duchamp, Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, April 1916, no. 55.
New York, Hotel Waldorf Astoria, Fourth Annual Exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists, March - April 1920, no. 526.
Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art (on intermittent loan, 1974 - 1988).
Wellesley, Wellesley College Art Museum, Jewett Art Center, Cubist Works, November - December 1967.
Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, The Noble Buyer: John Quinn, the patron of the avant-garde, June - September 1978, no. 53a.
Iowa City, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, August - October 1985, no. 61 (illustrated p. 62); this exhibition later travelled to Austin, University of Texas, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, November - December 1985; Chicago, University of Chicago, David and Alfred Smart Gallery, January - March 1986 and Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, March - May 1986.


John Quinn, New York.
Associated American Artists, New York, by 1927 (no. 500A).
Dr. P.A. Levene, New York, by whom acquired from the above.
Sophie L. Turbow, New York, by 1932.
Marie T. Lampard, New York, by 1965.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 30 November 1993, lot 138.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.



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