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American (Khorkom, Armenia 1904 - 1948 Sherman, CT)
Flowers, 1943
Drawing
American
,
20th century
Graphite and colored wax crayons with extensive stumping, erasure and working with a sharp tool, on off-white wove paper
35.4 x 56.4 cm (13 15/16 x 22 3/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
, 1993.227
Marks
signed: graphite, l.r.: A. Gorky / 43
inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: Jk[?]-5
inscription: verso, lower left, graphite: 311969
inscription: verso, lower center, graphite: Pinler[?]
inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 19 1/2 x 26 1/2 / 14 1/2 x 22 1/4 / V 41[?]
inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 175-
inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: AB
inscription: verso, lower left, black crayon: JL
inscription: verso, upper left, black ballpoint ink: 1 [encircled]
Provenance
Julian Levy, New York, New York. [Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1957, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1993.

NOTE: Provenance information from the curatorial file.
Bibliography
Robert F. Reiff, "A Stylistic Analysis of Arshile Gorky's Art From 1943-1948", (Thesis, Columbia University, 1961), Unpublished, p. 42-43, 64, 70-74, repr. p. 311.

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions by the Harvard University Art Museums, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, Spring 2000), p. 78, ill. (color)

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 53, fig. 38 (color), pp. 76, 371, 377

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from the Lois Orswell Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., Knoedler & and Co. Inc. (New York, 2003), cat. no. 4, repr. (color)

Exhibition History
New York School: From the First Generation, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/10/1975 - 01/06/1976
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, 4
A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1940 to 2000, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/03/2000 - 08/27/2000
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
Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) #2: CB30 Photography and Society & HAA172w American Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/09/2009 - 01/10/2010
American Art and Modernity, 1865–1965, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013