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The Visit

Artist:
Marie Laurencin (French, Paris 1883–1956 Paris)
Date:
1916
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 3/4 x 30 in. (75.6 x 76.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Scofield Thayer, 1982
Accession Number:
1984.433.12
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Marie Laurencin
[Paul Rosenberg, Paris, until 1923; no. 457; sold on July 12, 1923, with "The Amazon," for Fr 25,000 to Thayer]; Scofield Thayer, New York (1923–d. 1982; on extended loan to the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass., as part of the Dial Collection, 1936–82; his bequest to MMA)

New York. Montross Gallery. "Original Paintings, Drawings, and Engravings being Exhibited with the Dial Folio 'Living Art'," January 26–February 14, 1924, unnum. checklist (as "The Party").

Worcester Art Museum. "Exhibition of the Dial Collection of Paintings, Engravings, and Drawings by Contemporary Artists," March 5–30, 1924, no. 15 (as "The Party").

Northampton, Mass. Hillyer Art Gallery, Smith College. "The Dial Collection," Spring 1924, no catalogue.

Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial and the Dial Collection," April 30–September 8, 1959, no. 45 (as "The Party").

Worcester Art Museum. "The Dial Revisited," June 29–August 22, 1971, no catalogue.

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. 163 (as "The Party").

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. 32.

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. 32.

"Originals of the Dial Folio of Living Art at Montross." Brooklyn Daily Eagle (February 3, 1924), p. 26.

Dial 79 (August 1925), ill. opp. p. 89 (color), as "The Party".

Marcel Jouhandeau. Marie Laurencin. Paris, 1928, pl. IV, as "Visite".

Louisa Dresser in The Dial and the Dial Collection. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Mass., 1959, p. 72, no. 45, ill.

Nicholas Joost. Scofield Thayer and The Dial: An Illustrated History. Carbondale, Ill., 1964, ill. between pp. 268 and 269.

Daniel Marchesseau. Marie Laurencin, 1883–1956: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint. Vol. 1, Nagano, 1986, p. 96, no. 123, ill., calls it "La Visite" and dates it about 1916.

Lisa M. Messinger 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, p. 201, no. 163, ill. (color), dates it about 1916; states that it was painted in Spain while the artist was in exile with her German husband, Otto van Wätjen between 1914 and 1919.

Daniel Marchesseau. Marie Laurencin: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre. Vol. 2, Peintures, Céramiques, Oeuvres sur papier. [Nagano], 1999, p. 114, no. 123.

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. 71, 167, no. 32, ill. p. 80 (color).

Kristina Wilson. "Fearing a 'Conservative Public': The Dial Collection in Worcester." American Art 27 (Fall 2013), p. 27, fig. 2 (installation photo, Exh. Worcester 1924).



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