Midi (Promenade des Anglais) Artist: Francis Picabia (French, 1879–1953)


Modern and Contemporary Art

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Oil, feathers, macaroni, and leather on canvas in a snakeskin frame by Pierre Legrain


21 3/4 × 39 1/4 in. (55.25 × 99.7 cm)
framed: 30 1/2 × 53 3/4 × 7 1/2 in. (77.47 × 136.53 × 19.05 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

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20th century


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Collection of the Societe Anonyme, New York (gift of the artist in 1937).
  • Cynthia Schwarz, "The Société Anonyme Collection and the Finer Forces of the Conservation of Modern Paintings," in "The Société Anonyme at 100," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2020–21), 109–11, fig. 5
  • George Baker, "Leather and Lace," October 131 (Winter 2010), 120–49, 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), 122, fig. 1
  • 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), 529, no. 552, ill
  • Ruth L. Bohan, The Société Anonyme's Brooklyn Exhibition: Katherine Dreier and Modernism in America (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1982), 154, fig. 21
  • Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 20
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 4-5, ill
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Signed verso on stretcher "Promenade des Anglais F. Picabia"

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