Untitled (The Cow Jumps Over The Moon)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.31
People
Willem de Kooning, American (Rotterdam, Netherlands 1904 - 1997 East Hampton, NY)
Title
Untitled (The Cow Jumps Over the Moon)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1937-1938
Culture
American
Location
Level 1, Room 1310, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on masonite
Dimensions
52 x 93 cm (20 1/2 x 36 5/8 in.)
frame: 71 x 112 x 5 cm (27 15/16 x 44 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: de Kooning
  • (not assigned): No opportunity to inspect back as yet.
Provenance
Willem de Kooning; to Martin Craig, New York, New York, (c. 1938 - 1958), sold; to Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Coltrera, Brooklyn, New York (through [Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, New York]), sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2007.

NOTE: Per a letter in the curatorial file the work was a trade between de Kooning and Martin Craig.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, Class of 1907, by exchange
Copyright
© The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.31
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Willem de Kooning: Garden in Delft, exh. cat., Mitchell-Innes & Nash (2004), pp. 13-14, repr. p. 25 (plate 2), pp. 26-27 (detail)

Willem de Kooning, exh. cat., BA-CV Kunstforum (Vienna, 2005), p. 45, 49, cat. 1, ill. p. 44

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 21, ill.

Terry Winters, Depth Charge: Terry Winters Talks with John Elderfield about De Kooning, Artforum (New York, 2011), XLIX, No. 10, pp. 328-335, p. 330, ill.

John Elderfield and Lauren Mahony, de Kooning: A Retrospective, exh. cat., ed. David Frankel, The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY, 2011), pp. 109, 113, 115-116, cat. 28, pl. 28, ill.

Exhibition History

De Kooning: A Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 09/18/2011 - 01/09/2012

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Verification Level

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