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Marc Chagall. Calvary. 1912

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Calvary

Marc Chagall (French, born Belarus. 1887–1985)

Date:
1912
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
68 3/4" x 6' 3 3/4" (174.6 x 192.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest
MoMA Number:
276.1949

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Sold through Galerie Der Sturm (Herwarth Walden), Berlin to Bernhard Koehler (1849-1927), Berlin, 1913 [1]; by inheritance to his son, Bernhard Koehler, Jr. (1882-1964), Berlin, 1927 [2]. Acquired by Kurt Feldhäusser (1905-1945), Berlin, 1937 [3]; by inheritance to Marie L. Feldhäusser (1876-1967), his mother, Kirchberg and Brooklyn, 1945; sold through Weyhe Gallery, New York to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 26, 1949 (Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest) [4].
[1] Included in the exhibition Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon, Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin, September 20-December 1, no. 76 (Bild 2 Christus gewidmet). See Karoline Hille, Marc Chagall und das deutsche Publikum, Cologne et a.: Böhlau, 2005, pp. 24-32. Collectors Records, 20 [Kurt Feldhäusser]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives.
[2] Included in the exhibition Marc Chagall, Kunsthalle Basel, November 4-December 3, 1933, no. 16 (Crucifixion).
[3] Collectors Records, 20 [Kurt Feldhäusser]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives.
[4] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Kreuzigung
Bild 2 Christus gewidmet
[Golgotha. Crucifixion. Dedicated to Christ]

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