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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Juan Gris, Spanish (Madrid, Spain 1887 - 1927 Boulogne-sur-Seine, France)
Violin and Glass
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Violon et Verre
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, France, Paris
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
sight: 91.44 x 59.69 cm (36 x 23 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Juan Gris 1915
  • inscription: l.l signed: Juan Gris 1915


Recorded Ownership History
The artist, Paris, 1915; [Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Berne]; [Galerie Simon, Paris], sold; to Dr. G. F. Reber, Lausanne, sold; [through Galerie Moos, Geneva]; to Theodore Schempp, Paris; Sydney M. Shoenberg, Jr., St. Louis; Louise and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., St. Louis (January 22, 1959-1963), gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1963.

FN: Douglas Cooper dated January 26, 1959:set aside by Gris in his studio for Kahnweiler at the end of the War per their contract of 1912.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • 1936: Works of Art from the Collections of the Harvard Class of 1936, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1961), Cat. no. 35
  • Charles Scott Chetham, Modern Painting, Drawing & Sculpture: Collected by Louise and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1971), pp. 433-435, fig. 178, ill.
  • Douglas Cooper, Juan Gris (Paris, France, 1977), p. 188, fig. 122, ill.
  • Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, p. 87, fig. 81, color ill.
  • Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 227, p. 198, repr.
  • Tomás Marco, Spanish Music in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1993), Cover image

Exhibition History

  • Works of Art from the Collection of the Harvard Class of 1936, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1961 - 08/25/1961
  • 1936: Works of Art from the Collections of the Harvard Class of 1936, Fogg Art Museum, 06/11/1961 - 08/25/1961
  • Juan Gris, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 10/15/1983 - 12/31/1983; University Art Museum, Berkeley, 02/01/1984 - 04/14/1984; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 05/14/1984 - 07/30/1984
  • 32Q: 1300 Early Modernism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 10/14/2015

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