Soul History
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1997.210
People
Romare Bearden, American (Charlotte, NC 1914 - 1988 New York, NY)
Title
Soul History
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1969
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Collage, graphite, colored pencil, and gouache on masonite
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
50.8 x 43.2 cm (20 x 17 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u.r.: romare bearden
  • label: On verso: Museum of Fine Arts / Boston MA 02115 / Romare Bearden / 71.1994 / Soul History / 1965
  • inscription: In red ink on masking tape adhered to verso: 9459 Cordier Ekstrom
  • stamp: On paper adhered to verso: Received / APR 1969 / MFG. DEPT. / ALCO GRAVURE / 4933 / (Cover) 4/20
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Abram M. London, M.D., Class of 1957
Copyright
Art © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Accession Year
1997
Object Number
1997.210
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 2000), p. 86-87, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

HAA 1 Survey Course: Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2007], Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/2007 - 04/08/2007

HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2009], Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/2009 - 05/10/2009

Art of Jazz: Form, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted