The Port Artist: Jean Metzinger (French, 1883–1956)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view


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.)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jean Metzinger, Le Cubisme était né (Paris: Editions Presence, 1972).
  • 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.
  • Edward F. Fry, Cubism (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1966).
  • S. E. Johnson, Metzinger: Pre-Cubist and Cubist Works, 1900–1930, exh. cat. (Chicago: Chicago International Galeries, 1964), Comp. cit.
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 99-100, ill.
  • Georges Turpin, Jean Metzinger, Oeuvres Recentes et Anciennes, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Hessel, 1943).
  • 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.
  • Waldemar George, "Jean Metzinger," Bulletin de l'Esprit Nouveau 2 (February 1922): 1781–89.
  • Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger, Du Cubisme (Paris: Eugene Figuière et Cie, 1912).

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Metzinger, Jean, 1883-1956

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