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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jackson Pollock, American (Cody, WY 1912 - 1956 East Hampton, NY)
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite and colored pencils on gray wove paper
15.3 x 19.1 cm (6 x 7 1/2 in.)
image within border, irregular: 14.5 x 16.3 cm (5 11/16 x 6 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • exhibition label: removed from old mount, now in curatorial file, paper: Catalogue no. 12
Jackson Pollock, 1940, presented; to Dr. Joseph L. Henderson, San Francisco California, 1940. [Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, California]. Arno Ballein, San Francisco, California. [Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1985.

NOTE: Drawn for Dr. Henderson as part of psychoanalysis.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquired through the Deknatel Purchase Fund
© Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

C. L. Wysuph, Jackson Pollock: Psychoanalytic Drawings, Horizon Books (New York, NY, 1970), plate 16

Rosalind E. Krauss, "Jackson Pollock's Drawings", Artforum (January 1971), vol. 9, repr. p. 58

Surrealität-Bildrealität, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany, 1975), reproduced p. 170

Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, Jackson Pollock: a catalogue raisonné of paintings, drawings, and other works, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1978), no. 501

Claude Cernuschi, Jackson Pollock: "Psychoanalytic" Drawings, exh. cat., Duke University Museum of Art (Durham, NC, 1992), p. 9, 10, 26, 46,; reproduced in color p. 139, pl. 12

Exhibition History

Surrealität - Bildrealität, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 12/08/1974 - 02/02/1975

Jackson Pollock: Drawings, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, 09/10/1975 - 11/10/1975

Jackson Pollock, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, 10/26/1985 - 12/14/1985

Jackson Pollock: "Psychoanalytic" Drawings, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, 01/31/1991 - 03/29/1992; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 07/02/1992 - 08/30/1992

Modern Art for Harvard: Prints and Drawings Acquired through the Generosity of Frederick B. and Virginia H. Deknatel, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/31/1995 - 08/06/1995

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2018 - 05/06/2018

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