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Reclining Woman

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American (Rotterdam, Netherlands 1904 - 1997 East Hampton, NY)
Reclining Woman, c. 1948-1949
Drawing
American
,
20th century
Oil, graphite, and black and green crayon on cream illustration board
40.4 x 43.4 cm (15 7/8 x 17 1/16 in.)
image: 31.9 x 41.7 cm (12 9/16 x 16 7/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
, 1996.26
Marks
signed: graphite, l.r.: de Kooning
gallery label: back of frame: #3622
inscription: Inscr. below image, graphite: NO 15 mat 3" on sides / 2" on top and bottom / ivory / small frame; lower right, blue ballpoint: op-16 1/4 x 12 7/16
Provenance
[Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1956, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1996.
Bibliography
Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), p. 12, cat. 73

Modern Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan, 1999), cat. no. 64, repr. (color)

Linda Norden, John Wesley: Love's Lust, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), n.p.

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 27, fig. 58 (color), pp. 76, 108, 120, pp. 371, 376

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist

Exhibition History
American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994, 73
Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000
John Wesley: Love's Lust, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2001 - 02/25/2001
Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003
HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005
American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006
HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/20/2008 - 02/08/2009
American Art and Modernity, 1865–1965, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013