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Still Life with a Diabolo

Artist:
Roger de la Fresnaye (French, Le Mans 1885–1925 Grasse )
Date:
ca. 1914
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 × 36 1/4 in. (73.7 × 92.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.240
Not on view
Marcel Kapferer, Paris (by 1931–38; sold on November 4, 1938, for Fr 110,000, to Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., New York and Roland Balay & Louis Carré, Paris); [Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., New York, in half share with Roland Balay & Louis Carré, Paris, 1938–42; stock no. 6747; sold by Seligmann on November 16, 1942, for $7,300 to Ludington]; Wright Ludington, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1942–at least 1969); Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York (until 2002; their gift to MMA)

Paris. Galerie Barbazanges. "R. de la Fresnaye, 1885–1925: Exposition rétrospective," December 2–18, 1926, no. 49 (as "Le diabolo").

London. Alex Reid & Lefevre, Ltd. "Paintings and Drawings by Roger de la Fresnaye (1884–1925)," March 1931, no. 19 (as "Le Diabolo," lent by Monsieur Marcel Kapferer, Paris).

Paris. Petit Palais. "Les Maîtres de l'art indépendant, 1895–1937," June–October 1937, no. 4 (p. 90; lent by M. Marcel Kapférer).

Buenos Aires. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. "La pintura francesa de David à nuestros días," July 18–August 1939, unnumbered cat. (p. 56; as "Nature Morte au diabolo/ El Diabolo: Naturaleza Muerta," lent by Jacques Seligmann, Paris).

Arts Club of Chicago. "Roger de la Fresnaye," December 3–27, 1943, brochure no. 22 (as "Diabolo," 1913–14, lent by Lt. Wright S. Ludington, Santa Barbara, California).

Washington, D. C. Phillips Memorial Gallery. "Retrospective Exhibition of Work by Roger de la Fresnaye," January 16–February 15, 1944, no. 1 (as "Diabolo," 1913–14).

New York. Buchholz Gallery, Curt Valentin. "Roger de la Fresnaye, 1885–1925," October 23–November 10, 1945, no. 12 (as "Diabolo," ca. 1913–14, lent by Lt. Wright Ludington).

Dickson Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles. "From the Ludington Collection," March 16–April 12, 1964, no. 23 (as "Still Life with Diabolo").

E[berhard]. Nebelthau. Roger de la Fresnaye. Paris, 1935, ill. n. p., calls it "Le Diabolo" and dates it 1913–14; locates it in the collection of Marcel Kapferer, Paris.

"Numéro Spécial sur l'Exposition de Peinture Française au XIXe et au XXe siècle au Musée National de Buenos-Ayres." Prométhée 20 (May 1939), ill. p. 56 (French translation of Exh. Buenos Aires 1939 catalogue).

Germain Seligmann. Roger de la Fresnaye. Exh. brochure, Arts Club of Chicago. Chicago, 1943, unpaginated, no. 22.

D[uncan]. P[hillips]. in Retrospective Exhibition of Work by Roger de la Fresnaye. Exh. cat., Phillips Memorial Gallery. Washington, D. C., 1944, unpaginated, no. 1.

Germain Seligman. Roger de la Fresnaye. New York, 1945, pp. 9, 29, 32, 40, no. 22, pl. XII, calls it "Le Diabolo" and dates it about 1913–14.

Germain Seligman. Roger de la Fresnaye, with a Catalogue Raisonné. New York, 1969, pp. 38, 171, no. 182, ill. pp. 41 (color), 171, calls it "Le Diabolo"; reproduces a similar painting with the same title (begun 1914, completed 1920; collection Joseph Muller, Soleure, Switzerland).

Georges Seligman. Roger de la Fresnaye. Neuchâtel, 2002, p. 66, ill. p. 65 (color), calls it "Le Diabolo".

Laura Morowitz in Roger de La Fresnaye, 1885–1925: Cubisme et tradition. Ed. Françoise Lucbert. Exh. cat., Musee de Tesse, Le Mans. Paris, 2005, p. 87, calls it "Le Diabolo".



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