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German (Stuttgart, Germany 1889 - 1955 Stuttgart, Germany)
Head, 1920
Original Language Title: Kopf
Painting
German
,
20th century
Oil, graphite, and plaster on canvas
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.)
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of DaimlerChrysler in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Busch-Reisinger Museum
, 2003.125
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.
Bibliography
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