center panel of triptych © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR50.415.B
People
Erich Heckel, German (Döbeln, Germany 1883 - 1970 Radolfzell, Germany)
Title
To the Convalescent Woman (Triptych), center panel
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Zur Genesung der kranken Frau (Triptychon)
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1912-1913
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304345
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
81.3 x 70.5 cm (32 x 27 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: at u.l.: E Heckel 13
  • inscription: on upper stretcher at l., ink: Stiftung Dr. Kaesbach
  • label: on lower stretcher, at l., ink on paper: 738 (crossed out)
  • stamp: upper, left, and right stretchers, ink: MUSEUM // FOLKWANG // ESSEN
  • inscription: on verso at u.l., oil, handwritten, in artist's hand: Erich Heckel
  • label: on upper stretcher at r., ink on paper, typewritten: NY 1951 // Erich Heckel // Convalescent, triptych // BUCHHOLZ GALLERY // Curt Valentin // 32 East 57St., NYC
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Edmée Busch Greenough Fund
Copyright
© Erich Heckel / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Accession Year
1950
Object Number
BR50.415.B
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles Werner Haxthausen, "The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard: the Germanic Tradition", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 403-413, p. 410, repr. p. 408 as fig. 3 [all three parts of triptych]

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), pp. 12, 36, repr. p. 37

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 372, p. 312, repr.

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 59, ill.

Exhibition History

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

"The Most Beautiful Museum in the World" Museum Folkwang until 1933, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, 03/20/2010 - 07/25/2010

Erich Heckel - Setting Out and Tradition. A Retrospective, Brücke-Museum Berlin, Berlin (Dahlem), 09/19/2010 - 01/16/2011

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