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Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Francis Picabia, French, 1879–1953

Midi (Promenade des Anglais)


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

55.25 × 99.7 cm (21 3/4 × 39 1/4 in.)
framed: 77.47 × 136.53 × 19.05 cm (30 1/2 × 53 3/4 × 7 1/2 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

Collection of the Societe Anonyme, New York (gift of the artist in 1937).


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.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 4-5, 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.

George Baker, “Leather and Lace,” October 131 (Winter 2010): 120–49, ill.

Cynthia Schwarz, “The Société Anonyme Collection and the Finer Forces of the Conservation of Modern Paintings,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2020–2021): 104–13, fig. 5.

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