August Macke. Lady in a Park. July 1914

August Macke Lady in a Park July 1914

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 504 The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Galleries
Oil on canvas
38 1/2 x 23 1/4" (97.8 x 58.9 cm)
Gift of the Henry Pearlman Foundation
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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Provenance Research Project

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Estate of the artist, 1914 [1]; to Galerie von der Heyde, Berlin, by 1934 [2]; sold to Herbert Kurz (1892-1967), Meerane, Germany, 1934 [3]. Acquired by Karl Buchholz, Berlin [4]; on consignment to Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery), New York, August 16, 1938 [5]; seized by the Alien Property Custodian, May, 1944; sold through Curt Valentin, New York (auction of property vested by Alien Property Custodian) [6] to Henry Pearlman (1895-1974), New York, 1944 [7]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1956 (Gift of the Henry Pearlman Foundation).).

[1] First shown at the exhibition August Macke Gedächtnisausstellung, Kunstverein Frankfurt, May 19-June 13, 1920, no. 68 (Frau mit Sonnenschirm).
[2] Included in the exhibition August Macke: Zur 20. Wiederkehr seines Todestages, Galerie von der Heyde, Berlin, September 23 to October 18, 1934, no. 31 (Frau im Park).
[3] Gustav Vriesen, August Macke, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 1953, no. 483 (Frau mit Sonnenschirm und karierten Handschuhen). First sold through Galerie von der Heyde, Berlin according to object information provided by Dr. Wolfgang Macke, Bonn, September 8, 1957, Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
[4] Inventory no. 1117 (August Macke, Lady in the Park). "Objects of art owned by Karl Buchholz," Vesting order no. 3711, NARA, Washington, DC.
[5] Ibid.
[6] Lot no. 45. Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
[7] Date of sale: December 8, 1944 ("Public Invitation for Bids," Alien Property Custodian, Henry and Rose Pearlman Papers, Box 3, Various Correspondence, A-C, Archives of American Art). See letter Henry Pearlman to Alfred H. Barr, Jr., March 21, 1945, Collectors Records, 61. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. This information was kindly provided to us by Allison L. Unruh. See also Gustav Vriesen, August Macke, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag, 1953, no. 483: "Henry Perlman [sic], New York." Included in the exhibition Der Blaue Reiter, Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, December 7, 1954-January 8, 1955, no. 40 (Lady in a Park). On extended loan from Pearlman to the Museum of Modern Art from March 1955.

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