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
Persistent Link
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
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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