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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1994.27
People
David Smith, American (Decatur, IN 1906 - 1965 Bennington, VT)
Title
Red Heart
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1959
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/232822
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil? and synthetic medium on canvas
Dimensions
256.86 x 124.78 cm (101 1/8 x 49 1/8 in.)
framed: 258.13 x 126.05 x 4.45 cm (101 5/8 x 49 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower center: David Smith 1959
  • inscription: Written in ink on two horizontal bars of the stretcher: Red Heart
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
1994.27
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. 219, p. 158, p. 159 as fig. 73 (color), p. 348, 378

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from the Lois Orswell Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., Knoedler & Co. Inc. (New York, 2003), p56

Exhibition History

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

Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from the Lois Orswell Collection, Harvard University, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 11/14/2003 - 01/24/2004

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