About This Artwork

Juan Gris
Spanish, 1887-1927

Still Life with Coffee Mill, 1916

Graphite on ivory laid paper
391 x 280 mm
Signed recto, lower left, in graphite: "Juan Gris 1916" (corrected from 1917)

Gift of the Gecht Family, 2015.257

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Kunsthaus Zurich, Juan Gris, April 2–26, 1933, p. 5, cat. 5.

London, The Mayor Gallery, Exhibition of Works by Juan Gris, November 1936, n. p., cat. 29.

New York, Buchholz Gallery, Juan Gris 1887–1927, March 28–April 22, 1944, n. p., cat. 34 (ill.).

Chicago, The Arts Club, Drawings 1916–1966, February 28–April 11, 1966, n. p., cat. 40 (ill.).

New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Juan Gris: Drawings and Gouaches 1910–1927, May 9–June 24, 1967, n. p., cat. 22 (ill.).

Bielefeld, Germany, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Zeichnungen und Collagen des Kubismus. Picasso-Braque-Gris, March 11–April 29, 1979, cat. 216 (ill.).

Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Juan Gris, September 24–November 24, 1985, p. 346, cat. 139 (ill.).

Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Multiple Perspectives: Cubism in Chicago Collections, October 6–December 1, 1991.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Graphic Modernism: Selections from the Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago, November 15, 2003–January 11, 2004, pp. 62–63, and 175, cat. 53 (ill.).

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Juan Gris: Paintings and Drawings 1910–1927, June 22–September 19, 2005, pp. 196–197, cat. 191 (ill.).

Publication History

The Mayor Gallery, Exhibition of Works by Juan Gris, exh. cat. (London, 1936), cat. 29.

Buchholz Gallery, Juan Gris 1887–1927, exh. cat. (New York, 1944), cat. 34 (ill.).

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Juan Gris: Sa Vie, Son Oeuvre, Ses Ecrits (Paris, 1946), p. 126 (ill.), as Coffee-mill and coffee-pot.

The Arts Club, Drawings 1916–1966, exh. cat. (Chicago, 1966), cat. 40 (ill.).

Saidenberg Gallery, Juan Gris: Drawings and Gouaches 1910–1927, exh. cat. (New York, 1967), cat. 22 (ill.).

Juan Antonio Gaya-Nuño, Juan Gris, trans. by Kenneth Lyons (Boston, 1975), p. 87 (ill.).

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Zeichnungen und Collagen des Kubismus. Picasso-Braque-Gris, exh. cat. (Bielefeld, Germany, 1979), cat. 216 (ill.).

Gary Tinterow, Juan Gris, exh. cat. (Madrid, 1985), cat. 139.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Graphic Modernism: Selections from the Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago, exh. cat. (Chicago, 2003), pp. 62–63, and 175, cat. 53 (ill.).

Paloma Esteban Leal, Juan Gris: Paintings and Drawings 1910–1927, exh. cat. (Madrid, 2005), pp. 196–197, cat. 191 (ill.).

Ownership History

Probably the artist, until 1927 [according to Madrid 1985]; Gris family (Josette Gris and Georges Gonzales Gris) [according to Madrid 1985]. Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Jan. 25, 1961, lot 19. Saidenberg Gallery, New York, by Feb. 1966 [Chicago 1966]. Alice Adam Ltd., Chicago. Sold by the Thomas Borgman Gallery to Dr. and Mrs. Martin Gecht, Chicago, 1980.




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