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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2013.45
People
Kurt Schwitters, German (Hanover, Germany 1887 - 1948 Kendal, England)
Title
Untitled (Ministry of Food)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1946
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/348822
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Collaged paper and textile elements adhered to corrugated cardboard
Technique
Collage
Dimensions
24.1 x 20.3 cm (9 1/2 x 8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: On verso, in graphite: Cleaning up // Mehrgut
  • inscription: On verso, in red crayon: C 37
  • inscription: On recto, inscribed on Ministry of Food label: L. MEHRGUT // DWCB/94/6 // 44 // (illegible writing) Barret // F.O.
  • inscription: On recto, center right edge, in graphite: K
Provenance
G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, PA, gift; to Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Kuhn (1959-1990), by bequest; to Sally Jane Kuhn (1990-2013), gift; to the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, 2013.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Orchard and Schulz 3352
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Sally Jane Kuhn in memory of Charles L. Kuhn and Hetty Shuman Kuhn
Accession Year
2013
Object Number
2013.45
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Works from Private Collections, exh. cat., Boston University Art Galleries (Boston, MA, 1960), n.p., cat. 80, ill. (b/w)

Karin Orchard and Isabel Schulz, Kurt Schwitters, catalogue raisonné, Hatje Cantz (Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany, 2000), p. 561, fig. 3352, ill.

Exhibition History

Works from Private Collections, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, 04/23/1960 - 05/14/1960

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

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