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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1955.54
People
Jacques Lipchitz, French (Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - 1973 Capri, Italy)
Title
Happiness of Orpheus
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1945
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228534
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Tempera on panel
Dimensions
80.65 x 60.33 cm (31 3/4 x 23 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: J. Lipchitz
Provenance
[Buchholz Gallery, New York, New York, 1944]. Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, by 1946, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1955.

NOTE: Provenance taken from SF MOMA exhibition catalogue and Lois Orswell David Smith and Modern Art published by the Harvard University Art Museums, 2002.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
Copyright
© The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz
Accession Year
1955
Object Number
1955.54
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Jacques Lipchitz: Sculptor and Collector, exh. cat., List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, 1985), no. 22

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), pp. 335 (repr. b/w), 338, 373; cat. no. 149, fig. 144

Exhibition History

Abstract and Surrealist Art in the United States, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 09/06/1944 - 09/24/1944

20th Century Abstract Painting and Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 04/16/1947 - 05/18/1947

20th Century Art in New England, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 05/06/1948 - 06/30/1948

Jacques Lipchitz: Sculptor and Collector, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 03/01/1985 - 06/09/1985

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003

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