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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Charles Demuth, American (Lancaster PA 1883 - 1935 Lancaster PA)
In Vaudeville
Other Titles
Alternate Title: In the Gymnasium
Work Type
c. 1916
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor and graphite on thin off-white wove paper
27.7 x 21.4 cm (10 7/8 x 8 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, lower left: C. Demuth
  • inscription: removed from old mat, now in curatorial file, black ink: In Vaudeville
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: 125.40
[Downtown Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1937, gift; to Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York. Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Jr., gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Jr.
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Emily Farnham, "Charles Demuth: His Life, Psychology and Works" (Thesis, Ohio State University, 1959), Ohio State University, no. 175

Joseph J. Rishel and Katherine Sachs, Cézanne and Beyond, exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, 2009), p. 290, fig. 10.11

Exhibition History

Unidentified Exhibition, Wellesley College Museum of Art, 1949, Wellesley College Museum of Art, Wellesley, 02/25/1949 - 09/29/1949

Unidentified Exhibition, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 1958, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, 06/15/1958 - 09/15/1958

Works of Charles Demuth, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 09/24/1966 - 11/06/1966

Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) #2: CB30 Photography and Society & HAA172w American Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/09/2009 - 01/10/2010

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