The Provenance Research Project

Franz Marc. Blue Horse with Rainbow (Blaues Pferd mit Regenbogen). (1913)

Contact Information

If you have any questions or information to provide on the listed works, please send an e-mail to:

Or write to:
Provenance Research Project
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, N.Y. 10019

Add to My Collection

Blue Horse with Rainbow (Blaues Pferd mit Regenbogen)

Franz Marc (German, 1880–1916)

Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
6 1/2 x 10 1/4" (16.5 x 26 cm)
Credit Line:
John S. Newberry Collection
MoMA Number:

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Maria Marc (1876-1955), Ried, Germany, until at least 1936 [1]. Curt Valentin, New York; John S. Newberry (1910-1964), New York, by 1948 [2]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1964 (John S. Newberry Collection).
[1] "Nachlass Franz Marc bestätigt Maria Marc/ Blaues Pferd mit Regenbogen" verso, lower center sheet, pencil, hand of Maria Marc. See Alois J. Schardt, Franz Marc, Berlin: Rembrandt-Verlag, 1936, p. 168, no. 20 ("Pferd im Regenbogen"), which lists the work as being in the collection of Maria Marc. Included in the exhibition "Franz Marc: Gedächtnisausstellung," Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, May 1936 (no. 62: Pferd im Regenbogen, 1914).
[2] Included in the exhibition "Drawings and Watercolors, XIX and XX Centuries: From the Collection of John S. Newberry, Jr.," Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, February 12-March 31, 1948.

Blue Horse in Landscape (Blaues Pferd in Landschaft)
Blaues Pferd mit Regenbogen
Blue Horse with Rainbow

Share by E-mail
Share by Text Message