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The Dining Table

Artist:
Jacques Villon (French, Damville 1875–1963 Puteaux)
Date:
1912
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 7/8 × 32 in. (65.7 × 81.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Justin K. Thannhauser, by exchange, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.169.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (upper right): Jacques Villon / 1912
the artist, Puteaux (from 1912; sold to Stein Steegmuller); Beatrice Stein Steegmuller and Francis Steegmuller, Paris and New York (by 1936–her d. 1961); Francis Steegmuller, New York (1961–83; sold through E. V. Thaw & Co., New York to MMA)

Paris. Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. "Salon d'Automne," October 1–November 8, 1912, no. 1711 (as "Nature morte") [probably this picture; see Ref. Steegmuller 1964, exhibition catalogue].

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Cubism and Abstract Art," March 2–April 19, 1936, no. 272 (as "The Dinner Table [La table servie]," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York).

New York. Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc. "1910–12: The Climactic Years in Cubism," October 16–November 6, 1946, no. 17 (as "La Table servie," lent by Mr. Francis Steegmuller).

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. "Jacques Villon, Lyonel Feininger," October 7–November 20, 1949, no. 1 (as "La Table Servie," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York).

Washington. Phillips Gallery. "Jacques Villon, Lyonel Feininger," December 11, 1949–January 10, 1950, no. 1.

Wilmington. Delaware Art Center. "Jacques Villon, Lyonel Feininger," March 5–26, 1950, no. 1.

New York. Sidney Janis Gallery. "Climax in 20th Century Art: 1913," January 2–February 3, 1951, no. 6 (as "La Table Servie").

Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne. "Le Cubisme (1907–1914)," January 30–April 9, 1953, no. 109 (as "La Table servie," lent by M. F. Steegmuller, New York).

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: A 25th Anniversary Exhibition," May 31–September 5, 1955, no. 152 (as "The Dinner Table," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller).

New York. Grace Borgenicht Gallery. "A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Jacques Villon," October 31–November 19, 1955, no. 1 (as "The Dinner Table," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York).

New York. Wildenstein & Co., Inc. "Modern French Painting," April 11–25, 1962, no. 68 (as "La Table Servie," lent by Francis Steegmuller, New York).

Waltham, Mass. Rose Art Museum. "Modern French Painting," May 10–June 13, 1962, no. 68.

New York. R. M. Light & Co and Helene C. Seiferheld Gallery Inc. "Jacques Villon, Master Printmaker," February 1964, no. 36 (as "La Table servie," lent by Mr. Francis Steegmuller).

Houston. Museum of Fine Arts. "The Heroic Years: Paris 1908–1914," October 21–December 8, 1965, no catalogue.

Buffalo. Albright-Knox Art Gallery. "Painters of the Section d'Or: The Alternatives to Cubism," September 27–October 22, 1967, no. 43 (as "The Dinner Table [La Table Servie]," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York City).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Cubist Epoch," December 15, 1970–February 21, 1971, no. 311 (as "The Dinner-Table," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Cubist Epoch," April 9–June 7, 1971, no. 311.

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen. "Jacques Villon," June 14–September 21, 1975, no. 31 (as "La Table servie," lent by a private collection, New York).

Paris. Grand Palais. "Jacques Villon," October 11–December 15, 1975, no. 31.

Cambridge, Mass. Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. "Jacques Villon," January 17–February 29, 1976, no. 47 (as "La Table servie," lent by a private collection, New York).

Purchase, N. Y. Roy R. Neuberger Museum. "Jacques Villon," March 23–May 23, 1976, no. 47.

Canberra. Australian National Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," March 1–April 27, 1986, unnumbered cat. (p. 33).

Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," May 7–July 1, 1986, unnumbered cat.

Yokohama Museum of Art. "Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century," March 25–June 4, 1989, no. 155.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 73).

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," September 14–November 24, 2002, no. 19.

Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 7, 2002–March 9, 2003, no. 19.

Edward Alden Jewell. "Melange of Shows." New York Times (October 20, 1946), p. X8.

Thomas B. Hess. "Introduction to Abstract." Art News Annual 49 (November 1950), ill. p. 142, calls it "Table Setting".

Jacques Lassaigne. Jacques Villon. Paris, 1950, p. 8, pl. IV, calls it "La table servie" and lists it in the collection of Francis Steegmuller, New York.

R. V. Gindertael. "Pour aider à mieux comprendre 'le passage de la ligne'." Art d'aujourd'hui 3 (August 1952), ill. p. 19.

Dora Vallier. "Intelligence de Jacques Villon." Cahiers d'art 30 (1955), pp. 89–90, ill. p. 67, calls it "La table servie"; dates it 1913 in the caption and 1914 in the text.

Dora Vallier. Jacques Villon, oeuvres de 1897 à 1956. Paris, [1957], pp. 65–66, ill. p. 43 [reprints Ref. Vallier 1955].

Francis Steegmuller. Jacques Villon, Master Printmaker. Exh. cat., R. M. Light & Co. and Helene C. Seiferheld Gallery Inc. New York, 1964, unpaginated, no. 36, notes that Beatrice Stein (Steegmuller) purchased this work from the artist's studio from among "racks of finished canvases, dozens of them, dating well back before Cubism, that were stacked there... unsold"; lists it as being shown at the Salon d'Automne of 1912.

Francis Steegmuller. "Jacques Villon: A New Appreciation of His Graphic Art." New York Times (February 2, 1964), p. X19.

Francis Steegmuller. "A Master of 'Volupté'." Apollo 79 (March 1964), p. 229.

Richard V. West. Painters of the Section d'Or: The Alternatives to Cubism. Exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo, 1967, pp. 12, 54–55, no. 43, ill.

Douglas Cooper. The Cubist Epoch. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. London, 1971, pp. 115, 311, no. 311, colorpl. 98.

Hélène Lassalle. Jacques Villon. Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen. Paris, 1975, pp. 78–79, no. 31, ill., states that the drawing "La Table servie" in the Robert Lehman Collection (MMA 1975.1.753) is most likely a direct study for this painting.

Daniel Robbins in Jacques Villon. Ed. Daniel Robbins. Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, Mass., 1976, pp. 14, 18–19.

Alvin Martin in Jacques Villon. Ed. Daniel Robbins. Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, Mass., 1976, pp. 65–67, no. 47, ill., dates it 1912–13; proposes the following sequence for “The Dining Table” series: pencil and wash drawing (Art Institute of Chicago); pencil drawing (MMA 1983.169.2); small oil painting (private collection, New York); pencil drawing, on squared-up paper (MMA 1975.1.753); this painting; drypoint (Museum of Modern Art, New York); pencil and ink drawing (location unknown); and a final oil painting on burlap (Yale University Art Gallery).

Grace Glueck. "The Met Makes Room for the 20th Century." New York Times (September 18, 1983), p. H30.

William S. Lieberman in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions, 1983–1984. New York, 1984, pp. 92–93, ill. (color).

William S. Lieberman. 20th Century Art: Selections from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Vol. 1, Painting: 1905–1945. New York, 1986, pp. 22–23, 63, ill. (color, overall and detail).

Tony Palmer in 20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Australian National Gallery. Canberra, 1986, p. 33, ill. (color).

Gary Tinterow et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 8, Modern Europe. New York, 1987, p. 120, colorpl. 97.

Lowery S. Sims in Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, pp. 193–94, no. 155, ill. (color).

Roland Pressat. Jacques Villon: L'Oeuvre gravé. Exposition autour d'une collection. Exh. cat., Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale. [Gravelines], 1989, p. 82.

Barbara Burn, ed. Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1993, p. 296, ill. (color).

Kathleen Howard, ed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. 2nd ed. (1st ed., 1983). New York, 1994, p. 434, no. 8, ill. (color).

Lowery Stokes Sims and Sabine Rewald in Still Life: The Object in American Art, 1915-1995. Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Marsh Art Gallery, Richmond, Va. New York, 1996, p. 15.

William S. Lieberman. "Les Peintres de Paris à New York." Connaissance des arts no. 578 (December 2000), p. 130, calls it "La Table".

Innis Howe Shoemaker. Jacques Villon and His Cubist Prints. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 2001, p. 32, fig. 11.

William S. Lieberman in Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 2002, pp. 56–57, 169, no. 19, ill. p. 64 (color).

Dorothee Schmit. Jacques Villon (1875–1963): Raumbegriff und Raumkonzeption im malerischen Werk. Oberhausen, 2003, pp. 61, 75, 78–79, 82 n. 135, p. 182, colorpl. 91, erroneously locates it in the Museum of Modern Art, New York in the text and in a private collection, New York in the list of plates.



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