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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.199
People
El Lissitzky, Russian (Pochinok, Russia 1890 - 1941 Moscow, Russia)
Title
Study for Scene from "Of Two Squares"
Other Titles
Former Title: The Red Square
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1920
Period
Modern
Culture
Russian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gouache, graphite, and wash on cream wove paper
Technique
Mixed technique
Dimensions
actual: 23.4 x 16.8 cm (9 3/16 x 6 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.r.: EL LISSITZKY
Provenance
[Pinacoteca Gallery, New York] sold; to F. Wertham, (1949-1981), by descent; to his wife,Hesketh (1981-1985) gift; to the Busch Reisinger Museum.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, The Fredric Wertham Collection, Gift of his wife Hesketh
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.199
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, 1996), pp. 340-341, repr. color

Exhibition History

HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 10 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/12/2010 - 01/15/2011

HAA 176m Berlin and Moscow, 1918/1930 Rotation #1 (S421) Spring 2011, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/22/2011 - 03/12/2011

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

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