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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Ernst Wilhelm Nay, German (Berlin, Germany 1902 - 1968 Cologne, Germany)
Crouching Woman
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Hockende (Mutter und Kind)
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Black chalk on tan laid paper
62.5 x 48.5 cm (24 5/8 x 19 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l. r., in black ink: Nay 46
  • watermark: l.r.: Ingres


Recorded Ownership History
The artist, gift to the Harvard Art Musems by Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler, 1992

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number

Standard Reference Number
Claesges 46-117

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Elisabeth Nay-Scheibler through the German Art Dealers Association
© E. Nay-Scheibler. Koln / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Karlheinz Gabler, Nay Zeichnungen, exh. cat., Kulturabteilung der Hoechst A.G. (Frankfurt, Germany, 1976), cat. no. 30, b/w ill.
  • Museum Morsbroich, ed., E. W. Nay. Zeichnungen, exh. cat., Rogner & Bernhard GmbH &Co. Verlags KG (Munich, Germany, 1981), cat. no. 16, no ill.
  • Erika Gemar Költzsch, German Marks: Postwar Drawings and Prints Donated to the Busch-Reisinger Museum through the German Art Dealers Association, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), pp. 116-117, cat. no. 69, ill. (b/w)
  • Dr. Magdalene Claesges, Ernst Wilhelm Nay. Werkverzeichnis. Aquarelle - Gouachen - Zeichnungen, Bd. 1, 1919-1948, Hatje Cantz Verlag (Ostfildern, Germany, 2012), p. 297, cat. no. 46-117, col. ill.

Exhibition History

  • Nay - Zeichnungen, Jahrhunderthalle Höchst, 09/26/1976 - 10/24/1976; Neue Galerie Kassel, 12/11/1976 - 01/30/1977; Kunsthalle Tübingen, 02/18/1977 - 03/20/1977; Galerie der Spiegel, 07/01/1977 - 08/15/1977; Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst, 10/16/1977 - 11/13/1977
  • E. W. Nay. Zeichnungen, Museum Morsbroich, 03/26/1981 - 05/10/1981
  • Aspects of Art in West Germany, 1945-1965, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 08/22/1992 - 10/18/1992
  • East Meets West: Postwar Prints and Drawings fromt the Two Germanies, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 01/01/2020

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