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This work is registered and illustrated under the n°828 in the archives of L'Effort Moderne Gallery, Léonce Rosenberg, Paris.
Signature: Signed lower right : Metzinger
Les Cubistes, Melki Gallery, Paris, May 15th - June 15th, 1985.
Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, Exhibition, 1985-1986, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City ; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin ; The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, The University of Chicago ; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, Exhibition Catalogue, Joann Moser, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, 1985, illustrated under the n°216, p.116.
L'Effort Moderne Gallery, Léonce Rosenberg, Paris, n°7918 - photo ref. n°828.
Label on the back.
Melki Gallery, Paris. Label on the back.
An important figure in Cubism, Jean Metzinger participated in the first exhibition of Cubist works at the Salon des Indépendents in 1911, alongside Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger, and Robert Delaunay. A few years earlier, Guillaume Apollinaire had introduced Metzinger to the founders of Cubism, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who both had a significant impact on his work. In 1912 he collaborated with Gleizes to write Du Cubisme, which proposed a theoretical foundation for Cubism. The artist was also a founding member of the Puteaux Group, a cohort of painters, sculptors, and critics who came to prominence following their controversial 1911 exhibition.
French, 1883-1956, Nantes, France