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The Dining Table

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:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (upper right): Jacques Villon/ 1912

  • Provenance

    the artist (1912–36; in 1936 to Steegmuller); Mr. and Mrs. Francis Steegmuller, New York (1936–83); [E. V. Thaw & Company, New York, 1983]

  • Exhibition History

    Paris. Grand Palais. "Salon d'Automne," October 1–November 8, 1912.

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Cubism and Abstract Art," March 2–April 19, 1936, no. 272.

    New York. Jacques Seligmann & Co. "The Climactic Years in Cubism," October 16–November 6, 1946, no. 17.

    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. "Jacques Villon, Lyonel Feininger," October 7–November 20, 1949, no. 1.

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

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

    Paris. Musee National d'Art Moderne. "Le Cubisme," January 30–April 9, 1953, no. 109.

    New York. R. M. Light & Co and Helene C. Seiferheld Gallery. "Jacques Villon, Master Printmaker," February 1964.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "The Heroic Years: Paris 1908–1914," October 20–December 8, 1965.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Cubist Epoch," December 15, 1970–February 21, 1971, no. 98.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Cubist Epoch," April 9–June 7, 1971, no. 98.

    Musée de Peinture, Rouen. "Jacques Villon," June 14–September 21, 1975, no. 31.

    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.

  • References

    Alfred H. Barr Jr. in Cubism and Abstract Art. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1936, p. 224, no. 272, fig. 35.

    Thomas B. Hess. "Introduction to Abstract Art." Art News Annual (November 1950).

    Jacques Lassaigne. Jacques Villon. Paris, 1950.

    R. V. Ginderrael. "Pour aider à mieux comprendre 'le passage de la ligne'." Art Aujourd'hui 3 (August 1952).

    Dora Vallier. "Intelligence de Jacques Villon." Cahiers d'art 30 (1955), p. 67, ill.

    Dora Vallier. Jacques Villon, oeuvres de 1897 à 1965. Paris, 1957, p. 43, ill.

    Douglas Cooper. The Cubist Epoch. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Art. London, 1971, pp. 115, 311, colorpl. 98.

    Daniel Robbins, ed. Jacques Villon. Exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, Mass., 1976.

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

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

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