Sick Man in the Hospital

(1889/cast by 1927)

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

Plaster, 9 1/16 x 10 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (23 x 26 x 29.3 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4406

Guido Berizzi, Milan, 1927- 3 May 1961 (acquired from the Artist)
Peridot Gallery, New York, 3-25 May 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 3 May 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. 407, ill. p. 31.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Medardo Rosso," 2 October-23 November 1963, no. 10, p. 31 (book by Margaret Scolari Barr).
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY, New York. "From Realism to Symbolism: Whistler and His World," no. 125, ill. plate. 70. TOUR: WILDENSTEIN GALLERIES, New York, 4 March-3 April 1971; PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, 15 April-23 May.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 96, p. 742.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Art From Italy: A Selection from the Museum's Collection," 31 January-8 April 1984, checklist no. 37.

Published References:
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "New York Letter," Art International 6 (November 1962), p. 62.
TILLIM, SIDNEY. "Month in Review: Rosso," Arts Magazine 38 (November 1963), ill. p. 30.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 742, fig. 96.
MILLARD, CHARLES. The Sculpture of Edgar Degas (Princeton University Press, 1974), p. 78, ill. 38.
SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET, New York. "Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture," sale no. 4169, (1 November 1978), in literature for lot 3.
WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY. In Tandem: The Painter-Sculptor in the Twentieth Century (London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1986), ill. p. 14.
ANSELMO, GIOVANNI, et al. Medardo Rosso (Satiago de Compostela: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, 1996), ill. 117, p. 135, cat. no. 32, p. 319.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Symbolism

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