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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.555
People
Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss (Berne 1853 - 1918 Geneva)
Title
The Wood Chopper (Le coup de grace)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1910
Culture
Swiss
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297806
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ink, watercolor, graphite, and blue crayon on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
actual: 42.5 x 32.5 cm (16 3/4 x 12 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: Ferdinand Hodler
  • watermark: [VID]ALON LES ANNONAY A LAVIS ANC MANUF CANSON & MONTGOLFIER
  • inscription: lower left, graphite, in artist's hand: Le coup de grace
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, New York, acquired through Martin Birnbaum, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.555
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

19th-Century German Drawings and Watercolors, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 07/01/1981 - 08/31/1981

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

19th-Century Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/01/1983 - 10/09/1983

Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2016 - 08/14/2016

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