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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Georg Kolbe, German (Waldheim, Germany 1877 - 1947 Berlin, Germany)
The Dancer
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Tänzer; Tänzer Nijinsky
Work Type
1913 (cast 1913-1919)
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Physical Descriptions

sight: 64 x 41.3 x 25 cm (25 3/16 x 16 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • stamp: left of base: NOACK [....] (cat. rais. indicates that the stamp reads "H NOACK BERLIN FRIEDENAU" though it is not entirely legible here.)
  • stamp: left of base: II


Recorded Ownership History
Weyhe Gallery, New York] sold;to private collector, 1932, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Minnie S. Kuhn
© Georg Kolbe / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Anneliese Harding, German Sculpture in New England Museums, Goethe Institute (Boston, MA, 1972), p. 20, repr. p. 79 as fig. 145
  • Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 76, repr. pp. 76-79
  • Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 355, p. 299, repr.
  • Ursel Berger, Georg Kolbe, Leben und Werk: mit dem Katalog der Kolbe-Plastiken im Georg-Kolbe-Museum (1990), cat. no. 23

Exhibition History

  • 19th- and 20th-Century Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum's Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1980 - 08/31/1980
  • Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980
  • German Sculpture, 1500 - 1960: A New Installation, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/05/1984 - 12/31/1984
  • German Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 01/21/1986 - 03/10/1986
  • HAA 1 Survey Course: Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2007], Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/2007 - 04/08/2007
  • HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2009], Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/2009 - 05/10/2009
  • HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture (Spring 2010), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/05/2010 - 05/09/2010
  • 32Q: 1510 German Expressionist Sculpture, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/27/2015 - 01/12/2016
  • Private Practice, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/27/2015 - 01/12/2016

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