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Kilns

Artist:
Peter Blume (American (born Russia) 1906–1992)
Date:
1946
Medium:
Tempera emulsion on paper, pasted on cardboard
Dimensions:
11 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (28.9 x 39.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
George A. Hearn Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.34
Not on view
This work is signed and dated 1944 on the lower right, but in a questionnaire dated May 1, 1948, the artist stated that it was executed in August 1946. It depicts lime kilns adjacent to an abandoned quarry at Boardman's Bridge, near New Milford, Connecticut.
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Peter Blume 1944
New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "1948 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings," January 31–March 21, 1948, no. 83.

Art Institute of Chicago. "Fifty-Ninth Annual American Exhibition: Water Colors and Drawings," November 4, 1948–January 2, 1949, no. 24.

Manchester, N.H. The Currier Gallery of Art. "Peter Blume in Retrospect 1925 to 1964: Paintings & Drawings," April 18–May 31, 1964, no. 31 (dated 1944).

Hartford. Wadsworth Atheneum. "Peter Blume in Retrospect 1925 to 1964: Paintings & Drawings," July 9–August 16, 1964, no. 31.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Juliana Force's Selections for The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 1–May 11, 1980, no catalogue.

Jewish Museum, New York. "Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey," August 20–December 7, 1995.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis," November 14, 2014–April 5, 2015, no. 45.

Hartford, Conn. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. "Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis," July 3–September 20, 2015, no. 45.

Robert Cozzolino in Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis. Ed. Robert Cozzolino. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, 2014, pp. 122, 344, colorpl. 45.



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