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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Jean Metzinger, French, 1883–1956

The Port


Oil on canvas

81.1 × 54.1 cm (31 15/16 × 21 5/16 in.) framed: 84.6 × 57.3 × 4.4 cm (33 5/16 × 22 9/16 × 1 3/4 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
On view
20th century

Leone Rosenberg, to 1922; Katharine S. Drier; Collection Société Anonyme, to 1941; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger, Du Cubisme (Paris: Eugene Figuière et Cie, 1912).

Waldemar George, “Jean Metzinger,” Bulletin de l’Esprit Nouveau 2 (February 1922): 1781–89.

George Heard Hamilton, “The Exhibition of the Collection of the Societe Anonyme: The Museum of Modern Art, 1920,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 10, no. 3 (December 1941): 3.

Georges Turpin, Jean Metzinger, Oeuvres Recentes et Anciennes, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Hessel, 1943).

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 99-100, ill.

S. E. Johnson, Metzinger: Pre-Cubist and Cubist Works, 1900–1930, exh. cat. (Chicago: Chicago International Galeries, 1964), Comp. cit.

Edward F. Fry, Cubism (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1966).

John Golding, Cubism: A History and an Analysis, 1907–1914 (London: Faber, 1968).

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 17–18.

Jean Metzinger, Le Cubisme était né (Paris: Editions Presence, 1972).

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 454, no. 461, ill.

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 179, ill.

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