About This Artwork

Juan Gris
Spanish, 1887-1927

Head of a Man with Cigar, c. 1912

Charcoal, with stray white gouache on tan laid paper
429 x 280 mm
Signed recto, lower left center, in pen and brown ink: "[cut-off JU] an Gris;" inscribed lower left, in charcoal, erased: "A mon cher ami Raynal / Juan Gris"

Arthur Heun, John H. Wrenn and William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment, 1955.1024

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Saidenberg Gallery, "Juan Gris," May 9–June 24, 1967, n.p., cat. 13 (ill.).

Urbana-Champaign, Ill., Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Drawings from the Collections of The Art Institute of Chicago," April 23–May 14, 1972.

Bielefeld, Germany, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, "Zeichnungen und Collagen des Kubismus: Picasso, Braque, Gris," March 11–April 29, 1979, n.p., cat. 189 (ill.).

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, "Juan Gris," 1992, p. 179, cat. 20 (ill.); traveled to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, December 18, 1992–February 14, 1993; and Otterlo, the Kroller-Muller Museum, March 5–May 1, 1993.

Publication History

A. James Speyer, “Art News from Chicago,” Art News (January, 1956), p. 19 (ill.).

Ownership History

Possibly Maurice Raynal (1884–1954), Paris [erased inscription]. Dr. Wertheimer. Sold by Galerie Roger Ferrero, Geneva, to the AIC, 1955.

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