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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Herbert Bayer, American (Haag, Austria 1900 - 1985 Santa Barbara, CA)
Walter Gropius, German (Berlin, Germany 1883 - 1969 Boston, Mass., USA)
Apartment House Communal Rooms for Werkbund Exhibition, Paris, 1930: Interior perspective, bar
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Transparent and opaque watercolor, black ink, over graphite on off-white wove paper
42 x 57.1 cm (16 9/16 x 22 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black ink at l.r.: herbert bayer 1930
  • label: Removed from backing board: Exhibition: Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors / Artist: Hervert Bayer / Title/Date: Communal Rooms for Apt. House-Hotel. 1930 / Medium: Ink, wash, gouache,and pencil on artist's board / Museum No.: 74. / Box No.: 3 / The Museums of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street, New York, New York 10019

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Walter Gropius
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Winfried Nerdinger, Walter Gropius: The Architect Walter Gropius Drawings, Prints, Photographs, Complete Project Catalog, exh. cat., Busch-Reisinger Museum and Gebr. Mann Verlag (Cambridge and Berlin, 1985), pp. 142-3, ill. (color)
  • Freiräume: Häuser, die Geschichte machten, 1920 bis 1940, HypoVereinsbank (Munich, 1998), p. 153, color illus.
  • 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. 102
  • Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund, Walter Gropius: An Illustrated Biography, Phaidon Press (London and New York, 2022), pp. 148-149, fig. 20, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Subjects and Contexts

  • The Bauhaus

Verification Level

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