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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Peter Blume, American (Smorgon, Russia 1906 - 1992 New Milford, CT)
Passage to Etna
Other Titles
Former Title: Passage to Aetna
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
196.9 x 98.4 cm (77 1/2 x 38 3/4 in.)
framed: 216.5 x 116.2 x 6.4 cm (85 1/4 x 45 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: u.c.: Peter Blume 1956


Recorded Ownership History
Edward L. Holsten, New York, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1958.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward L. Holsten
© Peter Blume Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Peter Blume in Retrospect, exh. cat., Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NH, 1964), p. 22, no. 25
  • Lloyd Goodrich, Art of the United States: 1670-1966, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, 1966), p. 147, cat. 25, ill. p. 115
  • Peter Blume, exh. cat., American Water Color Society (Chicago, IL, 1976), in checklist
  • Peter Blume: The Italian Drawings, exh. cat., Mead Art Museum (Amherst, MA, 1985), ill. n.p.
  • Frank Anderson Trapp, Peter Blume, Rizzoli (New York, NY, 1987), ill. p. 103, p. 102 (detail, color)
  • Robert Cozzolino, ed., Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis, exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, 2014), p. 259, fig. 125, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

  • Unidentified Exhibition, Durlacher Bros. Galleries, 1958, Durlacher Bros. Galleries, New York, 03/01/1958 - 03/31/1958
  • Unidentified Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, 1958, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/01/1958 - 12/01/1958
  • Peter Blume in Retrospect, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, 04/16/1964 - 05/31/1964; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 07/09/1964 - 08/16/1964
  • Past and Present, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/01/1966 - 09/15/1966
  • Art of the United States, 1670-1966, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 09/27/1966 - 11/27/1966
  • Perception and Illusion, St. Paul's School, Concord, 02/01/1971 - 02/28/1971
  • Peter Blume, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, 01/10/1976 - 02/29/1976
  • The Surreal City: 1930s-1950s, Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Clinton, 01/04/1986 - 02/10/1986
  • Re-View: S425A (Small Niche) Peter Blume, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/04/2010 - 09/04/2010
  • 32Q: 1320 Social Realism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/05/2016 - 03/29/2017

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