Sentinel Iv
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1994.18
People
David Smith, American (Decatur, IN 1906 - 1965 Bennington, VT)
Title
Sentinel IV
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Sculpture from the "Sentinel" Series
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1957
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Welded steel with black paint.
Dimensions
207 x 73.7 x 53.3 cm (81 1/2 x 29 x 21 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: On side: David Smith, Signed Date: 5-4-57
  • inscription: On side: Sen. 1957/5-4-57
Provenance
David Smith, sold; to Mrs. Lois Orswell, 1962, gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1994.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Krauss 432
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
Copyright
© The Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Accession Year
1994
Object Number
1994.18
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Rosalind E. Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith, a Catalogue Raisonné, Garland Publishing, Inc. (New York, NY, 1977), cat. no. 432

Sarah Kianovsky, David Smith: This Work is My Identity, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1995), reproduced in b/w p. 4

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 213, fig. 26, pp. 60-61

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from the Lois Orswell Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., Knoedler & Co. Inc. (New York, 2003), p53

Hilarie M. Sheets, "A Spiritual Journey", Art News, ARTnews (New York, NY, April 2004), p. 58

Exhibition History

David Smith: "This work is my identity", Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/03/1995 - 05/05/1996

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from the Lois Orswell Collection, Harvard University, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 11/14/2003 - 01/24/2004

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

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