Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR56.232
People
Oskar Schlemmer, German (Stuttgart, Germany 1888 - 1943 Baden-Baden, Germany)
Title
Cataract of Figures
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Figurenkatarakt
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1935
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/223132
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil and graphite on translucent paper, mounted to composite board
Dimensions
63.4 x 43.6 cm (24 15/16 x 17 3/16 in.)
framed: 67.4 x 47 x 4 cm (26 9/16 x 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: Schlemmer's typewritten label: TITEL: FIGURENKATARAKT 2 [number written in blue pencil, circled] // Oel auf Oelpapier // Bildgrosse: 44/64 [in ik] mit Rahmen: 63/80 [in ink] // Oskar Schlemmer [in ink]
  • label: Printed and typewritten label: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART // EXHIBITION 20TH CENTURY GERMAN PAINTING // ARTIST OSKAR SCHLEMMER // TITLE FIGURES // NO. 1082 // DATE IN 1/30/40 // LENDER // ADDRESS
  • label: Printed and typewritten label: CURT VALENTIN GALLERY // 32 EAST 57TH STREET . NEW YORK // Cataract of Figures. // Oil on paper 25 x 17 1/4" // Oskar Schlemmer // No. 15185
  • label: Printed and handwritten label: SMITH COLLEGE // MUSEUM OF ART // LOAN // 86: 39-19 [in ink]
  • label: Printed and typewritten label: BUSCH-REISINGER MUSEUM // CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS // COMPOSITION WITH FIGURES, c. 1930 // OSKAR SCHLEMMER (1888-1943) // Gift, G. David Thompson No. 1956.232
  • label: Printed and typewritten label: SPENCER A. SAMUELS & COMPANY, LTD. // 18 EAST 76TH STREET // NEW YORK, N.Y. 10021 // "Figure Cataract" II, [underlined] 1936 // Exhibited: [underlined] OSKAR SCHLEMMER, October/November, 1969, Cat. No. 27a, ill. p. 66.
Provenance
[Curt Valentin Gallery, New York]. G. David Thompson, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1956.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Maur G302
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of G. David Thompson in memory of Curt Valentin
Accession Year
1956
Object Number
BR56.232
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

19th- and 20th-Century Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum's Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1980 - 08/31/1980

German Painting 1760-1960: A New Installation, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 12/20/1983 - 02/19/1984

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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