Gross Kromsdorf Iii
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR64.12
People
Lyonel Feininger, American (New York, NY 1871 - 1956 New York, NY)
Title
Gross Kromsdorf III
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1921
Culture
German
Location
Level 1, Room 1520, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
100.2 x 80.7 cm (39 7/16 x 31 3/4 in.)
frame: 111.4 x 91.9 x 6 cm (43 7/8 x 36 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: at u.l.: Feininger 1921
  • label: on upper stretcher bar, at right: BR // Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, 29 Kirkland St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 // DEUTSCHE KUNST DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS DEM BUSCH-REISINGER MUSEUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
  • label: on upper stretcher bar, at right: Lyonel Feininger, Gross Kromsdorf III // Check list number 33 crate number 3 // Städel, Frankfurt Oct. 21, 1982 - Jan. 19, 1983 // Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin Feb. 10, 1983 - April 1983 // Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf May 8 - June 26, 1983
  • label: on right strechter bar, at top: Museum of Modern Art // LOAN // 55. [...] // FEI[...] [Partial label, fragments missing]
  • label: on center stretcher bar, at left: KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN // Die Blaue Vier // 28/03/98-28/26/98, Düsseldorf // Kat.-Nr. 7 // Lyonel Feininger // 'Gross Kromsdorf III', 1921 // Harvard University, Cambridge
  • label: on left stretcher bar, at top: HAUS DER KUNST MÜNCHEN // Ausstellung : Lyonel Feininger // Name das Künstlers: // Titel des Werkes: Groß Kromsdorf III, 1921 // Leigeber: Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge // Technik: Öl Maße: 100 x 80 Kat.-Nr.: 101
  • label: on left stretcher bar, at bottom: 255
  • label: on lower stretcher bar, at left: [...]35 // L. Feininger // Kromsdorf III [This an old and yellowed label, only partially legible]
  • label: on right stretcher bar, at bottom: BR // Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University // Accession # 1964.14 // Artist: // Lyonel Feininger // (1871-1956) // Title: // Gross Kromsdorf III, 1921 // Medium: // Oil on canvas // Credit Line: // Gift, Mrs. Julia Feininger
  • label: on upper stretcher bar, at left: Nr. G. 3934 // L.Feininger // Kromsdorf II // Galerie Möller [label is torn and only partially legible]
Provenance
Julia Feininger, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1964.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Hess, 219
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Mrs. Julia Feininger
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Object Number
BR64.12
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Hans Hess, Lyonel Feininger, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1961), cat. no. 219

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, 1967), cat. 5

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 23, repr.

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 71, ill.

Vivian Endicott Barnett, Die Blaue Vier : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee in der Neuen Welt, exh. cat., ed. Vivian Endicott Barnett and Josef Helfenstein, DuMont (Cologne, 1997), cat. no. 7; color illus. p. 154

Vivian Endicott Barnett, ed., The Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World, exh. cat., DuMont (Cologne, 1997), cat. no. 7; color illus. p. 154

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), cover (detail); p. 139

Peter Nisbet, Lyonel Feininger Drawings and Watercolors, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums and Hatje Cantz (Cambridge, MA and Ostfildern, Germany, 2011), p. 13, fig. 1

Exhibition History

Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 05/08/1967 - 06/11/1967

100th Anniversary of Lyonel Feininger (The), Haus der Kunst München, Munich, 02/26/1973 - 07/24/1973

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983; Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983

Lyonel Feininger in Germany: 1887-1937, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

The Blue Four, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, 03/28/1998 - 06/28/1998; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, 12/05/1997 - 03/08/1998

Modell Bauhaus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin-Kreuzberg, 07/22/2009 - 10/04/2009

Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors from the William S. Lieberman Bequest to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, 02/26/2011 - 05/15/2011; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munchen, 06/02/2011 - 07/17/2011

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