9 November 2000
Property from the Estate of Professor Milton Handler
Jean Metzinger (1883-1956)
La femme et la cage d'oiseau
signed 'Metzinger' (lower left)
oil on canvas
29 x 39½ in. (73.6 x 100.3 cm.)
Painted in 1950-1952
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Paris, Le Salon des Indépendants, 1952.
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