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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR69.227
People
Ernst Wilhelm Nay, German (Berlin, Germany 1902 - 1968 Cologne, Germany)
Title
Figures
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Figuren
Former Title: Leda and the Swan
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1949
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Transparent and opaque watercolor on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
23.6 x 31.8 cm (9 5/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.l.: Nay 49
  • inscription: on verso, graphite, handwritten, English: Leda and the Swan / by Ernst Wilhelm Nay 1949 / gift to the Busch-Reisinger Museum / From Naomi Jackson Groves / November 1969. (Mrs. J. Walton Groves)
Provenance
Collection Naomi Jackson Groves, gift; Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1969
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Claesges 49-031
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Naomi Jackson Groves
Copyright
© Ernst Wilhelm Nay / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Accession Year
1969
Object Number
BR69.227
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The support is a heavy wove paper.
Publication History

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. 69

Dr. Magdalene Claesges, Ernst Wilhelm Nay. Werkverzeichnis. Aquarelle - Gouachen - Zeichnungen, Bd. 2, 1949-1953, Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern, Germany, 2014), p. 28, col. ill.

Lynette Roth and Ilka Voermann, Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2018), pp. 321-323, cat. no. 43.2, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

19th- and 20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/08/1982

Aspects of Art in West Germany, 1945-1965, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 08/22/1992 - 10/18/1992

Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/09/2018 - 06/03/2018

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