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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Raphael Soyer, American (Borisoglebsk, Russia 1899 - 1987 New York, NY)
The Artist's Father
Work Type
20th century
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Black ink over graphite on brown wove paper mounted to heavy brown cardboard
mount: 44.8 x 32.5 cm (17 5/8 x 12 13/16 in.)
actual: 44.8 x 32.3 cm (17 5/8 x 12 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: RAPHAEL / SOYER
  • inscription: verso of mount, graphite: 112 walnut / full size
  • stamp: u.l., black ink, stamped: [ ] / COLLECTION
  • gallery label: removed from old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and handwritten: [blue ballpoint:] Collection Nathan Krueger
  • exhibition label: removed from old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and typed: Cat. no. 134
  • label: removed from old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and typed: [loan no.] 3.57 / RABIN & K.
  • inscription: backing board, now in curatorial file, graphite: [encircled:] 2 / Artist's father / by Raphael Soyer / [ ] Louis / Babcock Gallery


Recorded Ownership History
Nathan Krueger, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1957.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. Nathan Krueger, in memory of his mother, Fannie Heller Krueger
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • Golden Years of American Drawings, 1905 - 1956, exh. cat., Brooklyn Museum (New York, NY, 1957), repr.

Exhibition History

  • Golden Years of American Drawings 1950 - 1956, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, 01/22/1957 - 03/19/1957
  • Raphael Soyer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 10/25/1967 - 12/03/1967; William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, Chapel Hill, 01/07/1968 - 02/07/1968; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 02/25/1968 - 04/07/1968; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 06/01/1968 - 06/30/1968; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, 07/25/1968 - 08/25/1968; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 09/11/1968 - 10/06/1968; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, 11/01/1968 - 12/01/1968

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