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Identification and Creation

Object Number
František Kupka, Czech (Opocno, Czech Republic 1871 - 1957 Paris, France)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: L'Heure
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
70.3 x 70.3 cm (27 11/16 x 27 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: on backing board, ink on paper, typewritten and printed: RICHARD FEIGEN GALLERY // Frank Kupka #463-A // "L'Heure", 1920 // oil on canvas, 27 3/4" x 27 3/4"
  • label: on backing board, ink on paper, printed: YAMATO TRANSPORT CO., LTD // FINE ARTS DIVISION // EXHIBT. Modern Art at Harvard // CASE NO. 9 CATAL. NO. 41
  • label: on backing board, ink on paper, printed: MODERN ART AT HARVARD // Bunkamura Museum of Art, 7/31-9/26/99; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, 10/9-11/14/99; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, 12/2-12/27/99; Oita City Art Museum, 1/6-26/2000; Museum of Modern Art, 2/11-3/26/2000 // Painting // Frantisek Kupka, (Opocno, Bohemia, 1871 - 1957, // Paris, France) // Hour // oil on canvas // BR62.10 Crate MAH09
  • label: on backing board, ink on paper: FRANCOIS KUPKA [label torn]


Recorded Ownership History
Eugénie Kupka, Puteaux-sur-Seine. [Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago]. Grant J. Pick, Chicago, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1962.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Grant J. Pick
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • 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. 138

Exhibition History

  • 19th- and 20th-Century Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum's Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1980 - 08/31/1980
  • 19th- and 20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/08/1982
  • German Painting 1760-1960: A New Installation, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 12/20/1983 - 02/19/1984
  • Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000
  • 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
  • Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/27/2016 - 01/08/2017

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