Still Life #12

(1925-1928)

Patrick Henry Bruce, American, b. Campbell County, Virginia, 1881–1936

Oil and pencil on canvas, 35 1/8 X 45 3/4 IN. (89.2 X 116.1 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 72.45

Provenance:
The Artist
Henri-Pierre Roche, Paris, 1933
Mme. Henri-Pierre Roche, Paris, 1959 (by bequest)
M. Knoedler, New York, 1965-1967
Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, 1967
Jon N. Streep, Paris, to 6 February 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 6 February 1968-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, COLLEGE AT OSWEGO. "Synchromism and Related American Color Painting 1910-1930," 4-26 February 1967 (Museum of Modern Art, New York, circulating exhibition), cat. Tour to nine U.S. cities.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston. "Patrick Henry Bruce: American Modernist," 31 May-29 July 1979, no. 30. TOUR: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 22 August-21 October, VIRGINIA MUSEUM, Richmond, 26 November 1979-6 January 1980.
MUSEE D'ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS. "Leger et l'esprit moderne: une alternative d'avant-garde a l'art non-objectif (1918-1931) (Leger and the Modern Spirit: An Avant-Garde Alternative to Non Objective Art)," 17 March-6 June 1982, no. 200. TOUR: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 9 July-5 September; MUSEE RATH, Geneva, 4 November 1982-16 January 1983.
IVAM CENTRE JULIO GONZALEZ, Valencia, Spain. "Paris 1930," 20 September-2 December 1990, no. 242, ill. p. 297.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 715.
AGEE, WILLIAM C. and BARBARA ROSE. Patrick Henry Bruce: American Modernist, a catalogue raisonne (New York; Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1979), no. 30, ill. cat. D24, p. 207.
SELZ, PETER. Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History, 1890-1980 (New York: Harry N. Abrams and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981), no. 699, ill.
ZELLMAN, MICHAEL DAVID, comp. American Art Analog, 1874-1930, vol. 3 (New York: Chelsea House Pub. in association with American Art Analog, 1986), ill. p. 816.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism

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