Tennyson

(1959)

Jasper Johns, American, b. Augusta, Georgia, 1930

Pastel and charcoal on paper, 30 3/16 × 21 3/4 in. (76.6 × 55.2 cm) [irreg.]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2596

Provenance:
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, to 4 February 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 4 February 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
JEWISH MUSEUM, New York. "Jasper Johns," 13 February-12 April 1964, no. 102.
WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, London. "Jasper Johns: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture," 25 November-31 December 1964, no. 79.
PASADENA ART MUSEUM, California. "Jasper Johns," 26 January-28 February 1965, no. 91.
NATIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE ARTS, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Drawings of Jasper Johns," 6 October-13 November 1966, no. 10.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Drawing Now: 1955-1975," 21 January-9 March 1976, no. 17. TOUR: KUNSTHAUS, Zurich, 9 October-14 November; STAATLICHE KUNSTHALLE, Baden-Baden, 24 November-16 January 1977; GRAPHISCHE SAMMLUNG ALBERTINA, Vienna, 28 January-6 March; SONJA HENIE-NIELS ONSTAD FOUNDATION, Oslo, 17 March-24 April; TEL AVIV MUSEUM, Israel, 11 May-2 July.
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. "Jasper Johns: Gray," 3 November 2007-6 January 2008. TOUR: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York, 18 February-18 May.

Published References:
SHAPIRO, DAVID. Jasper Johns: Drawings 1954-1984 (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984), pl. 36, p. 26.
BOUDAILLE, GEORGES. Jasper Johns (New York: Rizzoli, 1989), ill. 18.
DOEMENT, RICHARD. "Lovable in Parts," The New York Review (3 April 2008), n.p.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pop Precursors