Deep Within the Ravine, Hans Hofmann (American (born Germany), Wessenburg 1880–1966 New York), Oil on canvas

Deep Within the Ravine

Artist:
Hans Hofmann (American (born Germany), Wessenburg 1880–1966 New York)
Date:
1965
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
84 1/8 x 60 1/8 in. (213.7 x 152.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Renate Hofmann, 1992
Accession Number:
1996.440.3
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2010 Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, dated, and inscribed (lower right): 65/ hans hoffman; (verso, upper left): Renate Series #4/ from the private collection/ not for sale—; (verso, upper right): #1584/ deep within the ravine—/ oil on canvas/ 84 x 60 1965/ hans hofmann
the artist, New York (1965–d. 1966); his widow, Renate Hofmann, New York (1966–d. 1992; her bequest to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series," October 18–November 26, 1972, unnumbered cat.

Buffalo. Albright-Knox Art Gallery. "Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series," January 15–February 28, 1973, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "20th Century Accessions, 1967–1974," March 7–April 23, 1974, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist; lent as Promised Gift of Renate Hofmann).

Albany. New York State Museum. "New York: The State of Art," October 8, 1977–January 15, 1978 [not in original checklist].

Akron, Oh. Akron Art Institute. "Hans Hofmann: The Renate Series," January 12–March 2, 1980.

Fort Worth Art Museum. "Hans Hofmann, The Renate Series," September 15–November 17, 1985, no. 2.

Munich. Lenbachhaus Kunstbau. "Hans Hofmann: Wunder des Rhythmus und Schönheit des Raumes," April 23–June 29, 1997, no. 25.

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. "Hans Hofmann: Wunder des Rhythmus und Schönheit des Raumes," September 12–November 2, 1997, no. 25.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hans Hofmann in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 13–October 17, 1999, no. 4.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Hans Hofmann: Selected Paintings," November 18, 2014–April 19, 2015, no catalogue.

Elizabeth C. Baker. "Tales of Hofmann: The 'Renate Series'." Art News 71 (November 1972), p. 40, ill.

Henry Geldzahler in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, pp. 214–15, ill.

Suzi Villiger, ed. Hans Hofmann: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings. Vol. 3, Catalogue Entries P847–PW89 (1952–1965). Surrey, 2014, p. 488, no. P1606, ill. (color), lists the artist's alternate title "Renate Series #4".