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My Father Pledged Me a Sword

Artist:
Anselm Kiefer (German, born Donaueschingen, 1945)
Date:
1975
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, and ballpoint pen on paper
Dimensions:
12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (32.1 x 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.14.15
Rights and Reproduction:
© Anselm Kiefer
Not on view
Inscription: Titled (in ballpoint pen, along bottom edge): Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater
private collection (1975–83; sold in 1983 to d'Offay); [Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1983–95; sold to MMA]

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Anselm Kiefer: Works on Paper in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," December 15, 1998–March 21, 1999, no. 19.

New York. Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery at the Metropolitan Opera. "From the Met to the Met: Anselm Kiefer and Wagner's Ring," February 17–May 9, 2009, unnum. brochure.

Nan Rosenthal in "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1994–1995." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 53 (Autumn 1995), p. 68.

Nan Rosenthal. Anselm Kiefer: Works on Paper in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1998, pp. 48, 50, no. 19, ill. p. 51 (color).



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