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Street Scene in Toul

Artist Albert Gleizes (French, 1881–1953)
Title Street Scene in Toul (Scène de rue à Toul)
Date 1914
Medium Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions Image: 15 1/2 × 11 7/8 in. (39.4 × 30.2 cm)
Sheet: 15 1/2 × 11 7/8 in. (39.4 × 30.2 cm)
Mount: 16 5/16 × 12 11/16 in. (41.4 × 32.2 cm)
Mount: 20 1/4 × 16 9/16 in. (51.4 × 42.1 cm)
Framed: 23 3/4 × 20 1/4 × 1 1/16 in. (60.3 × 51.4 × 2.7 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 72.120

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1972, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from Saidenberg Gallery, New York, NY

1972, with Saidenberg Gallery, New York, NY (presumably purchase from Sotheby’s)

May 18, 1972, Sale, “Important Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Watercolors, Drawings, and Sculpture.” Sotheby’s New York, NY (lot no. 37; reproduced)

after 1925–before 1971, Collection of Arthur Barnett Spingarn (1878–1971), New York, NY (purchase from Pierre Matisse) [1]

ca. 1925, Collection of Pierre Matisse (1900–1989), New York, NY (purchase from John Quinn) [2]

after 1914–ca. 1925, Collection of John Quinn (1870–1925), New York, NY [3]


[1] In a letter to Thomas T. Solley, former Director of the Indiana University Art Museum, dated October 17, 1972, Eleanore Saidenberg of Saidenberg Galleries states that Matisse purchased the watercolor from John Quinn and sold it to Spingarn. It is not presently known when Spingarn may have acquired it or when he began collecting.

[2] Per Fondation Albert Gleizes, Albert Gleizes: Catalogue Raisonné (Paris: Somogy, 1998), cat. no. 494

[3] As above, cat. no. 494.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

Possibly in the following exhibition: April 6–May 3, 1914, “Duchamp-Villon, Gleizes, Metzinger, Villon,” Galerie André Groult, Paris (no. 43b). [1]


[1] According to exhibition history first listed in Sotheby’s 1972 sales catalog and reprinted in the catalogue raisonne.

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