Nature morte à la bouteille de Bordeaux (Still life with a bottle of Bordeaux)




Juan Gris, Spanish, 1887-1927
Born: Madrid, Spain
Work Locations: France


Object Info

Object: painting
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1966.176


Oil paint on canvas


Gift of Marion G. Hendrie

More Info


frame height: 40 in, 101.6000 cm; frame width: 33 1/2 in, 85.09 cm; frame depth: 4 in, 10.16 cm; image height: 32 in, 81.2800 cm; image width: 25 1/2 in, 64.7700 cm


Modern and Contemporary Art

Known Provenance

Acquired 1919 from the artist by Léonce Rosenberg, Paris. Mlle Pertuisot; (Christies, London) sale April 23, 1937, lot 42. Acquired by (M. Knoedler & Co., London). Acquired by (Valentine Gallery, New York); Acquired from (Valentine Gallery, New York) by Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., New York; (Parke-Bernet, New York) sale April 11, 1946, lot 37. Acquired by (Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York). Acquired by (Theodore Schempp, New York-Paris). Acquired 1947 by Marion Hendrie [1876-1968], Cincinnati; gifted by Marion Hendrie to the Denver Art Museum in 1966.


Juan Gris, Nature morte à la bouteille de Bordeaux (Still life with a bottle of Bordeaux), 1919
Denver Art Museum Collection: Gift of Marion G. Hendrie, 1966.176
Photograph courtesy of the Denver Art Museum


BL, gray color, Juan Gris 8-19

Extended Info

Juan Gris Nature morte a la bouteille de Bordeaux (Still life with a bottle of Bordeaux) painting 1919 canvas, oil paint Oil on canvas Ch/Grant checklist FH: 40in; FW: 33.75in; FD: 4.125in; IH: 32in; IW: 25.5in Gift of Marion G. Hendrie, 1966.176 Juan Gris was an early convert to Cubism, and often went to the studio Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque shared from 1908 until 1912. From 1916-1919, after extensive work in papiers collés (cut paper collage), Gris undertook a systematic analysis of the Cubist style. He reduced the number of objects represented and used fewer simultaneous views, resulting in flat but legible forms. Gris described the works from this period as “flat colored architecture.”

Exhibition History

  • Galerie L’Effort Moderne, Paris, 1919
  • "Retrospective Exhibition--Juan Gris"--Arts Club of Chicago, 1939
  • "The Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr."--Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1941
  • Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York City, "French and Other Modern Paintings from the Collection of Walter P. Chrylser, Jr.", 1946, no. 37
  • Cincinnati Modern Art Society of the Cincinnati Art Museum, "A Retrospective Exhibition of the Work of Juan Gris, 1887-1927", 1948, no. 19
  • Cincinnati Modern Art Society of the Cincinnati Art Museum, "Tenth Anniversary Exhibition", 1949, no. 19
  • Cincinnati Art Museum (as part of the first Cincinnati Biennial Festival of Arts), "Paintings, 1900-1925", 1951, no. 24
  • The Contemporary Arts Center of the Cincinnati Modern Art Society, Cincinnati Art Museum, "Picking for Pleasure: An Exhibition of the Paintings in the Collection of Marion Hendrie", 1954, no. 29
  • Denver Art Museum, "Cubism in Retrospect", 1959, no. 15
  • M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., New York City, "Cincinnati Collects", 1961, no. 17
  • Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, "Painting in Paris", 1993
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, "Juan Gris", 2005.
  • "Fracture: Cubism and After"--the Denver Art Museum, 1/26/2014 - 1/10/2016