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Violon et guitare by 
																	Juan Gris

Juan Gris

( Spanish, 1887 - 1927 )

Violon et guitare




oil on canvas


39.49 in. (100.30 cm.) (height) by 25.75 in. (65.40 cm.) (width)




signed, inscribed and dated 'Juan Gris, Ceret. 9-13' (on the reverse)


Paris, Galerie Simon, Exposition Juan Gris, March-April 1923, no. 4. Paris, Petit Palais, Les Maitres de l'Art Independant, 1895-1937, June-October 1937, no. 17. New York, Jacques Seligmann & Co., Juan Gris, November-December 1938, no. 12 (illustrated, pl. 12). Chicago, Arts Club, Retrospective Exhibition Juan Gris, January 1939, no. 28. New York, Mortimor Brandt Gallery, Color and Space in Modern Art Since 1900, February-March 1944, no. 12. Boston, Institute of Modern Art, Four Spaniards: Dali, Miro, Gris, Picasso, January-March 1946, no. 20. New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Juan Gris, April 1947, no. 1. Cincinnati Art Museum, A Retrospective Exhibition of the work of Juan Gris, April-May 1948, no. 9. Northampton, Smith College Museum of Art, Some Paintings from Alumnae Collections, June 1948. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Summer Loan Show, July-August 1950. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Private Collections, June-September 1951. Kunstmuseum Bern, Juan Gris, October 1955-January 1956, no. 11. Venice, XXVIII Esposizione Biennale di Venezia, June-October 1956, p. 253, no. 6. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, European Masters of Our Time, October-November 1957, no. 42 (illustrated, pl. 20). New York, The Museum of Modern Art; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; San Francisco Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Juan Gris, April-June 1958, pp. 13 and 26-27 (illustrated in color, p. 29). New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., The Colin Collection, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture collected by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, Pamela T. Colin and Ralph F. Colin Jr., April-May 1960, no. 58 (illustrated). Paris, Musee de l'Orangerie, Juan Gris, July-September 1974, p. 27, no. 18 (illustrated in color, pp. 13 and 80). Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Juan Gris, July-September 1974, no. 15 (illustrated in color). New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Sydney, The Gallery of New South Wales and Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Modern Masters: Manet to Matisse, 1975, p. 161, no. 43 (illustrated). Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art; Berkeley, University Art Gallery and New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Juan Gris, October 1983-July 1984, pp. 46 and 178, no. 19 (illustrated in color, p. 47). Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Juan Gris 1887-1927, September-November 1985, p. 145, no. 19 (illustrated in color; illustrated, fig. 5).


D.-H. Kahnweiler, Juan Gris: sa vie, son oeuvre, ses ecrits, Paris, 1946 (illustrated, pl. IX). D.-H. Kahnweiler, Juan Gris: His Life and Work, London, 1947, pl. 8 (illustrated). P.G. Bruguiere, "La Presence de Juan Gris" in Cahiers d'Art, Paris, 1951, vol. 26, p. 117 (illustrated). D. Cooper, ed., Letters of Juan Gris, 1913-1927, London, 1956, nos. III and IV. F. Fosca, Bilan du Cubisme, Paris, 1956, p. 41. J. Richardson, "Juan Gris en Suisse" in XXe Siecle, January 1956, p. 63 (illustrated). G. Schmidt, "Juan Gris" in Das Kunstwerk, January 1958, p. 7 (illustrated). J. Golding, Cubism: A History and an Analysis, London, 1959 (illustrated, pl. 47A). G. Habasque, Cubism, Geneva, 1959, p. 69. D.-H. Kahnweiler, Juan Gris: His Life and Work, New York, 1968, p. 21 (illustrated in color, pl. 39). J.A. Gaya-Nueo, Juan Gris, Barcelona, 1974, p. 36 (illustrated in color). W. Judkins, Fluctuant Representation in Synthetic Cubism: Picasso, Braque, Gris, 1910-1920, New York, 1976, pp. 336 and 474 (illustrated, fig. KG8). D. Cooper, Juan Gris, Catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 1977, vol. I, p. 98, no. 57 (illustrated, p. 99). J. Golding, Cubism: A History and an Analysis, 1907-1914, London, 1988, pp. 129 and 136-137 (illustrated pl. 64A). C. Green, C. Derouet and K. von Maur, Juan Gris, New Haven, 1992, pp. 38, 41, 78-79 and 191 (illustrated in color, pl. 32). R.J. Marten, Juan Gris, Barcelona, 2005, p. 30 (illustrated in color). P. Garcia, Juan Gris: la passion por el cubismo, Madrid, 2008, pp. 234-235 (illustrated in color, pl. 234).


Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris. Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris; Fourth Sale of Sequestered Art, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 7-8 May 1923, lot 294. Count and Countess de Chambrun, Paris. Galerie Balae et Carre, Paris. Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York (by 1938). Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Colin, New York (by 1958). Ralph F. Colin, Jr., New York (by descent from above, by 1984). Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York. Acquired from the above by the present owner.



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