The Yellow Dancers
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1961.132
People
Gino Severini, Italian (Cortona, Italy 1883 - 1966 Paris, France)
Title
The Yellow Dancers
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1911-1912
Culture
Italian
Location
Level 1, Room 1300, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
45.7 x 61 x 2.3 cm (18 x 24 x 7/8 in.)
framed: 64 x 79 x 5.5 cm (25 3/16 x 31 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: On stretcher, u.r., graphite: Gino Severini
Provenance
Gino Severini created 1912; purchased by R. R. Meyer-See, London. [Ketterer Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 29-30 May, 1956, no. 1154], sold; to [Saidenberg Gallery, New York], sold; to Joseph H. Hazen (1958-1961), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1961.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen
Copyright
© Gino Severini / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
1961
Object Number
1961.132
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Milton Keyes, Arts: A Third Level Course: Modern Art 1848 to the Present: Styles and Social, The Open University Press (United Kingdom), mentioned p. 143, reproduced p. 143, fig. 103

Anna Gruetzner Robins, Modern Art in Britain, 1910-1914, exh. cat., Merrell Holberton (London, England, 1997), p. 62 repro., cat. 182

Daniela Fonti, Gino Severini: The Dance 1909-1916, St. Martin's Press (2001), page 71

Flavio Fergonzi, The Mattoli Collection: Masterpieces of the Italian Avant-garde, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (New York, 2003), pp. 330-331 (ill in. b/w)

Le Futurisme a Paris: une avant-garde explosive, Editions du Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2008), p. 170-171, fig. 43

Exhibition History

Cubism: Explorations and Adaptations, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 09/18/1982 - 10/26/1982

Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985

Modern Art in Britain 1910-1914, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 02/20/1997 - 05/26/1997

Futurism and Paris, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, 02/20/2009 - 05/24/2009; Tate Modern, London, 06/12/2009 - 09/20/2009; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 10/15/2008 - 01/26/2009

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013

Subjects and Contexts

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted