Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jack Levine, American (Boston, MA 1915-2010 New York, NY)
King Asa
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas board
25.4 x 20 cm (10 x 7 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: JLevine
[The Downtown Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Paul Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
© Jack Levine Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Frank Getlein, Jack Levine, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1966), reproduced, no. 69

Jack Levine, exh. cat., De Cordova Museum (Lincoln, MA, 1968), no. 12

Three Centuries of New England Art from New England Museums, exh. cat., Brockton Art Center-Fuller Memorial (Brockton, MA, 1969), reproduced, no. 89

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 161, ill.

Kenneth W. Prescott, Jack Levine: Retrospective Exhibition, paintings, drawings, graphics, exh. cat., Jewish Museum (New York, NY, 1978), no. 35, p. 55

Stephen Robert Frankel, ed., Jack Levine, Rizzoli (New York, NY, 1989), reproduced in color p. 57; text p. 55

Exhibition History

Jack Levine, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 02/15/1955 - 04/03/1955

Tercentenary Exhibition, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 04/04/1955 - 05/20/1955

Jack Levine, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, 02/04/1968 - 03/24/1968

Three Centuries of New England Art from New England Museums, Brockton Art Center-Fuller Memorial, Brockton, 01/15/1969 - 03/03/1969

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

Jack Levine Retrospective, Jewish Museum, New York, 11/08/1978 - 01/28/1979; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, 02/17/1979 - 04/08/1979; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, 04/30/1979 - 06/17/1979; Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, 07/09/1979 - 08/26/1979; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, 09/17/1979 - 11/04/1979; Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, 11/26/1979 - 01/13/1980

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