Torso Of A Young Girl
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.293
People
Constantin Brancusi, Romanian (Hobita (Gorj), Romania 1876 - 1957 Paris, France)
Title
Torso of a Young Girl
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1922
Culture
Romanian
Location
Level 1, Room 1300, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Onyx
Dimensions
33.02 x 22.86 cm (13 x 9 in.)
Provenance
Collection of the artist, sold; to John Quinn (1922-1924) sold; his sale [Brummer Gallery, 1926] ; to Mary H. Rumsey, NY. [Buchholz Gallery, New York], sold; to Lois Orswell (1950?- 1998) bequest; to the Harvard University Art Museums.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Lois Orswell Collection
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.293
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Judith Zilczer, 'The Noble Buyer': John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde, exh. cat., Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, D.C, 1978), p. 151

Friedrich Teja Bach, Constantin Brancusi: Metamorphosen Plasticher Form, DuMont Buchverlag (Köln, Germany, 1987), reproduced b/w, pp. 464-465

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 9, fig. 27, pp. 62-63, 306, 374

Carmen Giménez, ed., Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things, exh. cat., Tate Gallery Publishing Limited (London, UK, 2004), p. 78, cat. 6 (repr. in color), p. 55 (text)

Dore Ashton, On Constantin Brancusi, Raritan: A Quarterly Review, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ, 2006), p. 26, fig. 2

Oliver Wick, ed., Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra: A Handbook of Possibilities, exh. cat., Beyeler Foundation (Basel, 2011), p.191, ill.

Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra, brochure (Basel, Switzerland, 2011), ill. (color)

Exhibition History

A Century of Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, 03/30/1950 - 05/18/1950

Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things, Tate Modern, London, 01/29/2004 - 05/23/2004; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 06/10/2004 - 09/19/2004

Brancusi and Serra in Dialogue: Sculpture in Relation to Base and Architecture, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 02/05/2005 - 09/24/2005

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 2), Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 10/23/2008 - 11/16/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/16/2009 - 11/08/2009

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2010 - 11/06/2010

Constantin Brancusi and Richard Serra: Resting in Time and Space, Beyeler Foundation, Riehen/Basel, 05/22/2011 - 08/21/2011

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 11 Rotation 2), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 10/07/2011 - 11/05/2011

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