The Doubter

1937

Yves Tanguy, American, b. Paris, France, 1900–1955

Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 32 in. (60 x 81.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.287

Provenance:
Paul Eluard, Paris
Roland Penrose, London, by 1954-23 October 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 23 October 1968-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
[ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Exeter] Penrose Collection, before 1968
[MODERNA MUSEET, Stockholm] Penrose Collection, before 1968
TATE GALLERY, London. "Cubist and Surrealist Paintings 1903-1938 (From Collection of Mr. And Mrs. Roland Penrose)," 1954, no. 25.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Yves Tanguy," 6 September-30 October 1955, ill. p. 39.
[GALERIE D'ART, Paris. "Exposition Minotaure," May-June 1962] Penrose Collection
GALLERIA CIVICA D'ARTE MODERNA, Turin, Italy. "Le Muse Inquietanti: Maestri del Surrealismo," November 1967-January 1968, no. 242, ill. p. 180.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION TRAVELING EXHIBITION SERVICE, Washington, DC (organizer). "Surrealist Art: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," fig. 120 on p. 21, text on p. 20. Tour: JOSLYN ART MUSEUM, Omaha, 22 March-4 May 1986; FINE ARTS CENTER AT CHEEKWOOD, Nashville, 26 June-7 September; MONTGOMERY MUSEUM OF FINE ART, Alabama, 27 September-9 November; VASSAR COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Poughkeepsie, New York, 29 November-11 January 1987; SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS, Palm Beach, Florida, 31 January-15 March; IBM GALLERY OF SCIENCE AND ART, New York City, 4 April-17 May.
MUSEE D'ART ET D'HISTOIRE, Geneva. "Focus on Minotaure: The Animal-Headed Review," no. 264, ill. p. 133. TOUR: MUSEE RATH, Geneva, 17 October 1987-31 January 1988; MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS, 17 March-29 May.
OKLAHOMA CITY ART MUSEUM. "Out of this World: Dali and the Surrealists," 22 January-22 March 1998, no cat.
STAATSGALERIE STUTTGART, Germany. "Yves Tanguy and Surrealism," 9 December 2000-29 April 2001, no. 56, colorpl. p. 91. TOUR: MENIL COLLECTION, Houston, 31 May-16 September.
KUNSTHALLE BIELEFELD, Germany. "1937: Perfection & Destruction," 30 September 2007-13 January 2008.
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY. "The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art," 28 May-25 September 2011, color ill. p. 118, p. 330.

Published References:
[UNSIGNED. "Le surréalisme autour de monde," Arno reprint, unpaginated, 1968, Minotaure 4/10 (3eme serie 1937), ill. p. 29.
BRETON, ANDRE. Yves Tanguy (New York: Pierre Matisse, 1946), ill. p. 40.
UNSIGNED. "La maison d'un collectionneur fermier," L'Oeil nos. 67-68 (July-August 1960), ill. p. 64.
REVEL, JEAN-FRANCOIS. "Minotaure," L'Oeil no. 89 (May 1962), colorplate p. 73.
UNSIGNED. Yves Tanguy (New York: Pierre Matisse, 1963), no. 202, ill. p. 104
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry Abrams, 1974), p. 753, colorplate p. 374.
LYNES, RUSSELL. "From century ago to just yesterday at the Hirshhorn," Smithsonian 5/10 (January 1975), p. 48, colorplate p. 47
ANDERSON, WAYNE. American Sculpture in Process: 1930/1970 (New York: Graphic Society, 1975), p. 47.
LADER, MELVIN P. "Howard Putzel: Proponent of Surrealism and Early Abstract Expressionsim in America," Arts Magazine 56 (March 1982), ill. p. 90.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Surrealism (European)

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