Head
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.125
People
Willi Baumeister, German (Stuttgart, Germany 1889 - 1955 Stuttgart, Germany)
Title
Head
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Kopf
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1920
Culture
German
Location
Level 1, Room 1520, Modern and Contemporary Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil, graphite, and plaster on canvas
Dimensions
40.3 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)
framed: 59.4 x 49.4 x 5 cm (23 3/8 x 19 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: stretcher verso t.l., black ink over graphite: G. SCHLEICHER // STUTTGART - N // HERM.KURZSTR.3
  • inscription: stretcher verso t.r., black ink: [first line of inscription illegible] // "KOPF 1920 // VERZEICHNISNR.149
  • inscription: stretcher verso l.c., blue ink: [?]SACH DER // [BA]UMEISTER - // [AU]SSTELLUNG // [?]0. JAHRE" //[?]UCK ERH. // 27.2.70 // [?] Herrn // R. Geissler // [?] von // ...OF BEYE // G.S. [left side of insciption covered by frame]
  • label: stretcher verso t.r., black ink: [incribed in black ink:] SAMMLUNG // [stamped in black ink:] Gustav Schleicher // Stuttgart N // Hermann-Kurz-Str. [right side of label covered by frame]
Provenance
Gustav Schleicher, Stuttgart. [Sotheby's Deutschland, Munich, "Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts," 27 November 1992, lot 75], sold. [Galerie Gunzenhauser, Munich]. Private collection, Hamburg, consigned; [Villa Grisebach, Berlin, "Auction No. 43: Selected Works," 26 May 1995, lot 60], sold; to DaimlerChrysler, Stuttgart, 1995, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2003.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Beye/Baumeister 256
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of DaimlerChrysler in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Busch-Reisinger Museum
Copyright
© Willi Baumeister / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.125
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Will Grohmann, Willi Baumeister: Life and Work, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1966), p. 266, no. 149

Peter Beye and Felicitas Baumeister, Willi Baumeister: Werkkatalog der Gemälde II, Hatje Cantz Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany, 2002), p. 114, no. 256

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 127

Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

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Verification Level

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