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Artist:
Jackson Pollock (American, Cody, Wyoming 1912–1956 East Hampton, New York )
Date:
ca. late 1937–39
Medium:
Colored pencils, graphite, and pen and India ink on paper
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 17 in. (34.9 x 43.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.4.27
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
the artist, Springs, N. Y. (gift to Macy); Valentine E. Macy, East Hampton; George W. Helm, Jr., St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Lee Krasner Pollock, New York (by 1978–d. 1984; her estate, 1984–90; sold to MMA)

Hartford, Conn. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. "Continuity and Change: 45 American Abstract Painters and Sculptors," April 12–May 27, 1962, no. 116 (as “Two Sketch Books,” c. 1931–34, lent by Lee Krasner Pollock).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Jackson Pollock: Early Sketchbooks and Drawings," October 21, 1997–February 8, 1998, no catalogue.

Florence. Palazzo Vecchio. "Jackson Pollock: The Figure of the Fury," April 16–July 27, 2014, unnumbered cat. (pp. 12–13).

Francis Valentine O'Connor and Eugene Victor Thaw, ed. Jackson Pollock: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Drawings, and Other Works. Vol. 3, Drawings, 1930–1956. New Haven, 1978, p. 40, no. 428, ill., date it 1933–39; mention the binder holes on the left side; state that since the rubbing on the back of this work is an offset of no. 429, this drawing must be the original first page of the sketchbook rather than the blank page numbered page "1"; notes that the center image is a study of Adam from the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Katharine Baetjer. "Pollock Interprets the Old Masters: Sketchbooks I and II." The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1997, pp. 44–45, 58 n. 44, p. 86 no. II:I[A], identifies the nude torso as after Adam from Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" mural in the Sistine Chapel; characterizes the torso of Adam as having "a declamatory, attention–seeking look".

Nan Rosenthal. "The Pollock Sketchbooks: An Introduction." The Jackson Pollock Sketchbooks in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1997, pp. 21–22, 25, relates this sketch to the figure on a copper plaque that Pollock made in the summer of 1938 (private collection, New York).

Carmen C. Bambach in Jackson Pollock: The Figure of the Fury. Ed. Sergio Risaliti with Francesca Campana Comparini. Exh. cat., Palazzo Vecchio. Florence, 2014, p. 95, ill. pp. 12–13 (color).



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