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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Lovis Corinth, German (Tapiau, East Prussia [now Gvardeysk, Russia] 1858 - 1925 Zandvoort, The Netherlands)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Kleines Selbstporträt
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
51 x 47 cm (20 1/16 x 18 1/2 in.)
framed: 74 x 71 cm (29 1/8 x 27 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in oil at u.l.: Lovis Corinth 1924
Arthur Rosin, Berlin, 1926, bequest; to Axel Rosin, New York, 1958. [Galerie St. Etienne, New York], 1992, sold; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1992.

Footnotes: Axel Rosin is the son of Arthur Rosin.
The object file also names "Ksthdlg. Resch, Gauting" in the provenance, after Axel Rosin.
Purchased with funds donated to Busch-Reisinger Museum by Paule Cadville-Teves specifically for that purpose, thus considered a gift.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift in memory of Ernst A. Teves, Harvard College, Class of 1936, for his courage demonstrated during the years of Nazi dictatorship in Germany
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 342-343, repr. color

Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 146

Exhibition History

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions from the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Central and Northern Art and Design from 1880 to the Present, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 04/19/2000 - 07/09/2000

Galerie St. Etienne 80th anniversary, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 10/22/2019 - 02/29/2020

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