Lot 553
  • 553

Jean Metzinger

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
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Description

  • Jean Metzinger
  • Femme à la mandoline
  • signed Metzinger (lower left)
  • oil on canvas
  • 100 by 73.2 cm., 39 3/8 by 28 3/4 in.

Provenance

M. Camille Renault, Paris (sale: Vincent F. Wapler, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1st April 1985, lot 189)
Galerie Daniel Malingue, Paris
Sale: Ader Picard Tajan, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18th March 1986, lot 69
Private Collection, Paris (acquired at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's, New York, 8th May 2008, lot 378)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Iowa City, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Jean Metzinger in Retrospect, 1985, no. 184, illustrated in the catalogue (incorrectly dated circa  1923)

Condition

The canvas is not lined. There is a thick layer of varnish, however UV examination does reveal a network of retouching to the areas of thicker pigments, mainly to the sitter's arm and dress, and background. The surface is stable. This work is in overall good condition.
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