Canto V
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2010.449.5
People
Robert Rauschenberg, American (Port Arthur, TX 1925 - 2008 Captiva Island, FL)
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Title
Canto V
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: XXXIV drawings for Dante's Inferno
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1964
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Technique
Collotype
Dimensions
sheet: 36.8 x 31.8 cm (14 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (1964); Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. (1964-2010); Harvard Art Museum
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
259/300
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. in honor of Marjorie Cohn
Copyright
Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Accession Year
2010
Object Number
2010.449.5
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Title on Portfolio Cover: Drawings for Dante's "Inferno".
Each portfolio includes (as written on the last page of the essay):
35 facsimile drawings
Essay by Dore Ashton
1 signed copy of 1 out of 7 lithographs created by Rauschenberg for this album (not included in this copy). Each print is mounted in a folder that corresponds to one of the 34 cantos. The artist and the author of the essay used John Ciardi's translation of the "Inferno". The original drawings were completed between 1959 and 1960. They entered MOMA's collection in 1963, where they remain.

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