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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 ink on paper
Dimensions:
18 x 12 in. (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.4.4ab
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
the artist, Springs, N.Y. (until d.1956; his estate, New York, 1956–62); Lee Krasner Pollock, New York (1962–d.1984; her estate, New York, 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.

Bryan Robertson. Jackson Pollock. New York, 1960, pl. 92.

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, pp. 18–19, no. 405, ill. (recto and verso), date it ca. 1933–38; states that the motifs in this sketch are unidentified.

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. 43–45, 47, p. 85, nos. I:4r and I:4v, identifies the drawings on the verso of this page as after Tintoretto and those on the recto as after Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" mural in the Sistine Chapel; suggests that the bottom vignette on the recto is a lamentation scene invented by Pollock.

Sergio Risaliti in Jackson Pollock: The Figure of the Fury. Ed. Sergio Risaliti with Francesca Campana Comparini. Exh. cat., Palazzo Vecchio. Florence, 2014, ill. p. 51.



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