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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.201
People
El Lissitzky, Russian (Pochinok, Russia 1890 - 1941 Moscow, Russia)
Title
Study for a lithograph in the Kestner Portfolio
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1923
Culture
Russian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/222220
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gouache, wash, graphite, silver paint, and collage element on tan card
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
55.2 x 41.9 cm (21 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.c.: EL LiSSiTZKY
  • stamp: on verso at c.c., blue ink, German: Landes Museum Hannover / Rudolf v. Bennigsenstr. 1. Fernruf 82178 / Abteilung für Kunst
  • blind stamp: l.r.: [rectangular stamp; letters are illegible]
Provenance
Hanover Museum. Alexander Dorner?, by 1938?. The Fredric Wertham Collection, gift of his wife Hesketh; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1985.
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
1985.201
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Peter Nisbet and El Lissitzky, El Lissitzky 1890-1941: Catalogue for an Exhibition of Selected Works from North American Collections, the Sprengel Museum Hanover and the Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1987), Pl. 44, page 107, ill., color

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