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#239, 1938
Jean Xceron

United States of America
Oil on canvas, Image H: 57.75 in, Image W: 38.25 in, Frame H: 58 in, Frame W: 38.5 in
Purchase 1976 The Members' Fund  76.4
On View
Primary Title Notes: verso inscription and labels
Alternate Title: 239B
Alternate Title Notes: 1981 Newark Museum catalogue

Alternate Title: PAINTING 239
Alternate Title Notes: New York World's Fair label

Inscriptions:
recto: l.r. red paint "XCERON"; l.l. black paint "XCÉRON / - 38"; photograph of verso before relining: "XCÉRON / PEINTURE - 1938" "#239"

Labels/Stamps:
l.c. label, "The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Madison Avenue, New York, 28, NY / 100.65 / Jean Xceron / PAINTING NO. 239. / 1938. / Oil on canvas, 58 x 38 1/4". / Lent by the artist. / 1966 circulating exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, April 7 - May 1, 1966; Zappeion Museum, Athens, Greece."; label, " WASHBURN GALLERY, INC. / 820 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10021 / 212 RH4-8560 / Artist Jean Xceron (1890-1967) / Title No.239B, 1938 / Medium Oil on canvas / Size 58 x 38 1/2 inches"; label, "PERIDOT GALLERY / 820 Madison Ave. N.Y.C. / JEAN XCERON / '239,' 1938 / No. 4760 Price $18,000."

label "Exhibitor's Name JOHN XCERON / Address 250 WEST 71ST. NEW YORK / Title PAINTING 239 / Medium PAINTING 560-- (?)/ Disposition Accepted / Returned / Please Call / LABEL To be attached seperately by tacking or gumming to back of exhbit. Fill in by printing or typing. This label must correspond with Entry Slip. The Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, New York World's Fair, 1938, the museums and other organizations handling this exhibit will not be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, this exhibit arising from any cause whatsoever, except on the terms and conditions stated by the Exhibition's Circular of Information."

backing: u.l. stamp "PAINTING CONSERVATION STUDIO, INC. / Rear of 38 Halsey Street Newark, N.J. 07100 / ALAN M. FARANCZ, Conservator / DANTE De FLORIO, JR., Conservator"; u.l. labels removed from painting during conservation treatment: handwritten label "XCERON 100.65 #14" label "S. R. Guggenheim Museum / 100.65 Jean Xceron / XCERON"; label "Cette peinture c'ait fait 1938/ à mon atelier à la campagne / de Guainville, par Bueil / Eure et Loire, France"; label, "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 INC. / ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - WORLD'S FAIR - NEW YORK / Mr. John Xceron / National Art Society / King Parker Warehouse / 231 E. 55 St. / NYC";

Provenance: Mary Xceron with Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
Exhibition History:
"Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s - 50s" Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (February 17 - May 23, 2010); Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (June 26 - September 5, 2010).

"Jean Xceron," Peridot-Washburn Gallery (Sept. 14 - Oct. 2, 1971)

"Jean Xceron," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York (1965)

"American Art Today," New York World's Fair (1939)

Keywords: Abstraction