recto © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hyman Bloom, American (Brunoviski, Latvia 1913 - 2009 Nashua, NH)
Wrestlers; verso: Wrestlers; male head
Work Type
c. 1930
Physical Descriptions
Black crayon over graphite on brown wove paper
actual: 25.5 x 35.6 cm (10 1/16 x 14 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • exhibition label: removed from old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed, typed, and handwritten: [typed:] Cat. no. 15, TR no. [handwritten, black ink:] 15/80
Denman W. Ross, Cambridge Massachusetts, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Denman W. Ross, Class of 1875
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 145, ill.

David Martocci, The Male Nude, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA, 1980), no. 15, repr. pl. 15

[Reproduction only], Exposé (Essays from the Harvard Expository Writing Program), Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1995 - 1996)., recto repr. p. 9

Hyman Bloom, exh. cat., Chameleon Books (New York, NY?, 1996), repr. p. 21

John Wilmerding, American Art in the Princeton University Art Museum, Volume I: Drawings and Watercolors, Princeton University Art Museum (New Haven and London, 2004), p. 228, fig. 1

Judith A. Bookbinder, Boston Modern: Figurative Expressionism as Alternative Modernism, University of New Hampshire Press and University Press of New England (Durham, NH/Hanover, NH and London, 2005), p. 70, fig. 2.5

Stephen C. P. Gardner, Gateways to Drawing: A Complete Guide, Thames & Hudson (New York, 2018), pp. 156-157, repr. p. 157 as fig. 7.11

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1938, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 04/21/1938 - 06/06/1938

Unidentified Exhibition, Boris Mirski Gallery, 1949, Boris Mirski Gallery, 02/08/1949 - 04/07/1949

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

Hyman Bloom, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, 04/14/1996 - 07/07/1996

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