7 November 2002
Jean Metzinger (1884-1956)
signed and dated 'J Metzinger - 1925' (lower right)
oil on canvas
35 x 51¼ in. (89 x 130.2 cm.)
Painted in 1925
Jan Mitchell, New York.
The University of Southern California (gift from the above); sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Los Angeles, 3 May 1982, lot 114.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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