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Emil Nolde. Papuan Head (Papua-Kopf). 1914

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Papuan Head (Papua-Kopf)

Emil Nolde (German, 1867–1956)

Watercolor on paper
20 x 15" (50.8 x 38.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw
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Heinrich Kirchhoff (1874-1934), Wiesbaden, by 1917 [1]; by inheritance to Antonie Kirchhoff, Wiesbaden, 1934. Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, by 1956 [2]; sold to New Gallery (Eugene Victor Thaw), New York, by 1958 [3]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958 (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw).
[1] W. Müller-Wulckow. "Die Sammlung Kirchhoff in Wiesbaden," Das Kunstblatt vol. 1, no. 4 (1917), p. 117. Reproduced with the title "Aus Neu-Guinea" [From New Guinea]. Included in the exhibition "Privatsammlung Kirchhoff," Wiesbaden, Kunstmuseum Wiesbaden, February 1-April 1, 1917.
[2] "Emil Nolde," Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, April 2-May 4, 1956.
[3] "Exhibition of Prints by Kirchner and Nolde," The Minneapolis Institute of Arts [organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York], February 14 - March 31, 1958. Lender: The New Gallery, New York.

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