Identification and Creation
Object Number
1994.26
People
David Smith, American (Decatur, IN 1906 - 1965 Bennington, VT)
Title
Untitled
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1959
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/232025
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil? and synthetic medium on canvas.
Dimensions
244.5 x 33.3 cm (96 1/4 x 13 1/8 in.)
framed: 246.3 x 35 x 4.5 cm (96 15/16 x 13 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: David Smith , Signed Date: 1959
Provenance
David Smith, Bolton Landing, New York, sold; to Lois Orswell, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1959, gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1994.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
Copyright
© 2020 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Accession Year
1994
Object Number
1994.26
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 221, p. 348, 378

Richard Mulholland, "Of Dreams and Visions and Things Not Known: Looking at David Smith's Drawing Media" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2003), Unpublished, pp. 1-43 passim

Exhibition History

David Smith: "This work is my identity", Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/03/1995 - 05/05/1996

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/21/2002 - 02/16/2003

32Q: 1200 Mid-Century Abstraction I (Painterly Abstraction), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/10/2018 - 06/02/2021

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