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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Hannah Höch, German (Gotha, Thuringia, Germany 1889 - 1978 Berlin, Germany)
On a Tulle Net Ground
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Auf Tüllgrund
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Collage of cut printed papers on paper board
31 x 22.8 cm (12 3/16 x 9 in.)
framed: 48.6 x 38.4 cm (19 1/8 x 15 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.r.: HH / 21
  • inscription: l.r., black ink, in artist's hand: [Initialled:] H.H.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Rose Fried Gallery
© Hannah Höch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

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. 134

Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 198, ill.

Gu Zheng, "Documentary and Representative: Harvard Art Museums' Photography Collections (Part Two)", Chinese Photography (Beijing, China, 2018), 468, pp. 128-135, p. 135, ill. (color)

Lynette Roth, Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2018), pp. 351-352, fig. 2, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

German Art of the Twenties, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/1981 - 04/11/1981

Art of the Weimar Era, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 04/05/1982 - 05/22/1982

Three Berlin Artists of the Weimar Era: Hannah Hoech, Kaethe Kollwitz, Jeanne Mammen, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, 04/23/1994 - 07/17/1994; Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 09/13/1994 - 11/05/1994

The Photomontages of Hannah Hoech, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 02/26/1997 - 05/20/1997; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 06/21/1997 - 09/14/1997

HAA 1 Survey Course: Survey of World Art: Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/23/2005 - 07/31/2005

HAA 1 Survey Course: Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2007], Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/2007 - 04/08/2007

HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2009], Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/2009 - 05/10/2009

32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 05/06/2015

White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/04/2022 - 07/31/2022

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