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

Emil Nolde

Papuan Head (Papua-Kopf)


Watercolor on paper
20 x 15" (50.8 x 38.1 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Victor Thaw
Object number
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll, Germany
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Emil Nolde has 76 works online.
There are 14,285 drawings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
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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