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Still Life with a Guitar

Juan Gris (Spanish, Madrid 1887–1927 Boulogne-sur-Seine)

Date:
1913
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 x 39 1/2 in. (66 x 100.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.28
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (verso): Juan Gris/ Céret 9–13

  • Provenance

    [Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris, 1913–14; stock no. K8914; sequestered Kahnweiler stock, Paris, 1914–22; third Kahnweiler sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, July 4, 1922, no. 96, sold for Fr 120, as "La Guitare," to Ohn]; Mme Ohn, Paris (from 1922); [Galerie Simon, Paris]; [Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, from July 1953]; [Jacques Lindon, New York, 1953; stock no. JV493; sold on October 8, 1953, for $17,230, as "The Guitar," to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1953–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Dortmund. Museum am Ostwall. "Juan Gris," October 23–December 4, 1965, no. 16 (lent by Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Gelman, Mexico City).

    Cologne. Wallraf Richartz Museum. "Juan Gris," December 29, 1965–February 13, 1966, no. 16.

    Paris. Orangerie des Tuileries. "Juan Gris," March 14–July 1, 1974, no. 17 (lent by Mr. et Mrs. Jacques Gelman, Mexico).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 123).

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 147).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Florene M. Schoenborn Bequest: 12 Artists of the School of Paris," February 11–May 4, 1997, extended to August 31, 1997, not in brochure [see Ref. Glueck 1997].

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895 1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, not in catalogue.

  • References

    John Golding. Cubism: A History and an Analysis 1907–1914. 2nd rev. ed. (1st ed., 1959). New York, 1968, p. 132, colorpl. C (1959 ed., ill. front cover).

    Jean Leymarie in Juan Gris. Exh. cat., Orangerie des Tuileries. Paris, 1974, p. 13.

    Michèle Richet and Claudie Judrin in Juan Gris. Exh. cat., Orangerie des Tuileries. Paris, 1974, p. 80, no. 17, ill. pp. 26 (color), 80.

    Werner Spies. "Juan Gris oder: Der Gang durch das Prisma." Frankfurter Allgemeine (April 22, 1974), p. 25, ill.

    Juan Antonio Gaya-Nuño. Juan Gris. Boston, 1975, p. 247, no. 249, ill. p. 213.

    Douglas Cooper with Margaret Potter. Juan Gris: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Paris, 1977, vol. 1, pp. XL, 92–93, no. 53, ill.

    Malcolm Gee. Dealers, Critics, and Collectors of Modern Painting: Aspects of the Parisian Art Market Between 1910 and 1930. PhD. diss., Courtauld Institute of Art. New York, 1981, appendix F, pp. 68, 84, no. 52.

    Juan Antonio Gaya Nuño. Juan Gris. New York, 1986, colorpl. 43.

    William S. Lieberman in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 13.

    Sabine Rewald in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 122–23, 301, ill. (color and bw).

    Gary Tinterow in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 34.

    Grace Glueck. "A Surprise, and Then a Collection." New York Times (February 28, 1997), p. C31.

    Christian Derouet, ed. Juan Gris: Correspondances avec Léonce Rosenberg, 1915–1927. Paris, 1999, p. 67, letter no. 104 n. 17.

    Roberta Smith. "In a Brash Yet Refined School, Everyone Belongs Together." New York Times (June 15, 2001), p. E37.

    María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, ed. Juan Gris: Correspondencia y escritos. Barcelona, 2008, p. 182 n. 287.

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