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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR65.54
People
Fritz Winter, German (Altenbögge near Unna 1905 - 1976 Herrsching am Ammersee)
Title
Figuration in Front of Blue
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Figuration vor Blau
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1953
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
136.5 x 146.5 cm (53 3/4 x 57 11/16 in.)
framed: 140.8 x 151.1 x 4.4 cm (55 7/16 x 59 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: on recto at l.l.: F Winter 53
  • inscription: verso, l.l., upside down, black crayon, German, signed, in artist's hand: Figuration vor Blau / F Winter 53
Provenance
The artist, sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1955, transfer; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1965
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Lohberg 1408
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
BR65.54
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles L. Kuhn, German Expressionism and Abstract Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1957), no p., cat. no. 100. b/w ill.

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 18, repr.

Gabriele Lohberg, Fritz Winter, Leben und Werk: mit Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde und einem Anhang der sonstigen Techniken, Bruckmann Verlag (Munich, Germany, 1986), cat. no. 1408, b/w ill.

Shuichi Kato, Geheimnis Japan, Orbis Verlag (Munich, Germany, 2001), p. 25, color repr.

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. 70

Exhibition History

Contemporary Art: Loans and Recent Acquisitions, Fogg Art Museum, 04/12/1955 - 05/23/1955

PICTURE OF THE MONTH, University of Florida, 05/01/1960 - 06/01/1960

19th- and 20th-Century Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum's Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1980 - 08/31/1980

German Painting 1760-1960: A New Installation, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 12/20/1983 - 02/19/1984

32Q: 1200 Mid-Century Abstraction I (Painterly Abstraction), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/30/2015 - 04/06/2016

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

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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