Emil Nolde. Blue and Violet Flowers. 1916

Emil Nolde

Blue and Violet Flowers

1916

Medium
Oil on burlap
Dimensions
26 1/4 x 33 1/4" (66.6 x 84.5 cm)
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Werner E. Josten
Object number
555.1956
Copyright
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Emil Nolde has 76 works online.
There are 2,241 paintings online.
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Acquired by Alfred Hess (1879-1931), Erfurt, before 1930 [1]; by inheritance to Tekla Hess (1884- 1968); on loan to Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1933 [2]; on consignment from Tekla Hess to Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, 1954 [3]; on consignment to Justin Thannhauser, New York, 1955 [4]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Werner E. Josten), 1956.
[1] Martin Urban, Emil Nolde: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings, vol. 2, London: Sotheby's Publications, 1990, p. 117, no. 735.
[2] Ibid. Included in the exhibition Thirty-First Annual International Exhibition of Paintings, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, October 19-December 10, 1933, no. 336.
[3] Letter Tekla Hess, York, England to Jane Wade, Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, October 27, 1954, Curt Valentin Papers, III.B."H." The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.
[4] Letter Jane Wade, Curt Valentin Gallery, New York to Justin Thannhauser, New York, September 12, 1955, Curt Valentin Papers, III.B."H." The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.

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