The Flesh of Others

(1883/cast c. 1890-95)

Medardo Rosso, Italian, b. Turin, 1858–1928

Bronze, 15 7/8 x 13 1/8 x 10 3/4 in. (40.4 x 33.2 x 27.3 cm) base: 7 x 7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4405

Provenance:
Milo Beretta, Montevideo, Uruguay, (acquired from the Artist in Paris between 1887-1896), to 1935
Herminia Beretta Garabelli and Luis C. Ipatta Beretta (sister and brother of Milo Beretta), Montevideo, Uruguay, 1935 - 21 February 1961
Peridot Gallery, New York, February 1961-20 March 1961 (through agent Jorge Paez Vilaro)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 March 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 404, ill. p. 30.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Medardo Rosso," 2 October-23 November 1963, no. 5.
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART. "Twentieth Century Italian Art," 25 October-27 November 1966, unnumbered checklist.
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond. "Italian Sculpture," 8 March-18 April 1976, no. 27. TOUR: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ART MUSEUM, Charlottesville, 27 April-30 May 1976.
MUSEO DI ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA DI TRENTO E ROVERETO, Roverto, Italy. "Medardo Rosso," 14 May-22 August 2004, cat. 9b, ill. p. 93. TOUR: GALLERIA CIVICA D'ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA DI TORINO, Turin, Italy, 9 September-28 November 2004.

Published References:
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Symbolism