3 February 2010
Jean Metzinger (1883-1956)
Chat et poisson
signed 'JMetzinger' (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'A Hélène Jules 1950 JMetzinger' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
13 x 9½ in. (33 x 24.1 cm.)
Painted circa 1950
Hélène Jules, Paris, a gift from the artist in 1950.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 4 December 1995, lot 62.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Bozena Nikiel will include this painting in her forthcoming Metzinger catalogue raisonné.
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