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Purple Iris

Artist:
Charles Demuth (American, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1883–1935 Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Date:
ca. 1920
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.62
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower center): C. Demuth.
the artist (to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (by 1935–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "20th Century Painters: A Special Exhibition of Oils, Water Colors and Drawings Selected from the Collections of American Art in the Metropolitan Museum," June 16–October 29, 1950, unnum, brochure (p. 14).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "From the Alfred Stieglitz Collection: An Extended Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–August 12, 1951, no catalogue (checklist no. E.L.51.647; loan extended to June 9, 1958).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paul Strand and His Contemporaries," February 10–April 15, 1973.

Tallahassee. Florida State University. "American Watercolors," January 6–29, 1989, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Charles Demuth," May 9–August 31, 2003, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 58.

Emily Farnham. "Charles Demuth: His Life, Psychology, and Works." PhD diss., Ohio State University, Columbus, 1959, vol. 2, pp. 564-65, no. 390, vol. 3, pp. xviii, 844, fig. 91.

Albert Ten Eyck Gardner. History of Water Color Painting in America. New York, 1966, p. 128, pl. 113.

Alvord L. Eiseman. "A Study of the Development of an Artist: Charles Demuth." PhD diss., New York University, School of Education, 1974, pp. 459-60, fig. 274.

Lisa Mintz Messinger in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 100, 256-57, no. 58, ill. (color).



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