Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dancer with Two Clowns

Artist:
Georges Rouault (French, Paris 1871–1958 Paris)
Date:
1929
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
11 1/2 x 15 in. (29.2 x 38.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of the Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.89.3
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (upper left): 1929 G. Rouault
George Gershwin, New York and Los Angeles (by 1933–probably until d. 1937); Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin, Los Angeles (probably 1937–his d. 1983); Leonore S. Gershwin, Los Angeles (1983–d. 1991; her estate, 1991–93; gift to MMA)

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Summer Exhibition: Painting and Sculpture," July 10–September 30, 1933, no catalogue.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Modern European Art," October 3–27, 1933, no catalogue.

Arts Club of Chicago. "Exhibition of the George Gershwin Collection of Modern Paintings," November 10–25, 1933, no. 37 (as "Two Clowns and a Dancer").

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Summer Exhibition: The Museum Collection and a Private Collection on Loan," July 20–September 2, 1936, no catalogue.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Retrospective Exhibition: Georges Rouault 1953," July 3–August 16, 1953, unnumbered cat. (as "Two Clowns and a Dancer," ca. 1939, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gershwin, Beverly Hills, Calif.).

Roslyn Harbor, N.Y. Nassau County Museum of Art. "Art and Entertainment," November 18, 2007–February 3, 2008, no catalogue.

A[lfred]. H. B[arr]., Jr. "Summer Show." Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art 1 (October 1933), ill. p. [4], calls it "Three Heads" and locates it in the collection of George Gershwin, New York.

Howard Devree. "The Galleries Present." New York Times (August 2, 1936), p. X7.

"Paintings on View at Summer Show." New York Times (July 28, 1936), p. 17.



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