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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Adolph Menzel, German (Breslau, Prussia [now Wroclav, Poland] 1815 - 1905 Berlin, Germany)
Head of a Man
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Graphite on off-white wove paper
32.4 x 24.3 cm (12 3/4 x 9 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right: A.M. 92


Recorded Ownership History
[Alfred Gold] sold; to Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, MA (by 1939), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 435, fig. 215
  • A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, exh. cat., Speed Memorial Museum (Louisville, KY, 1947), cat. no. 21
  • Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 93, n.p., pl. 93, repr.

Exhibition History

  • A Special Exhibition of Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Speed Memorial Museum, Louisville, KY, 03/02/1947 - 03/30/1947
  • Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947
  • European Master Drawing of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979
  • 19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981
  • German Art of the Latter 19th Century, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/08/1982 - 12/31/1982
  • From the Realists to the Expressionists: Works on Paper by Central European Artists from 1870 to 1918, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/14/1983 - 04/29/1983
  • 32Q: 2100 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/11/2017 - 11/01/2017

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