Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel)


Robert Delaunay, French, b. Paris, 1885–1941

Oil on canvas, 63 1/4 x 47 1/4 in. (160.6 x 120 cm)

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

Accession Number: 72.93

[The Artist, Paris, to 1941]
Mme Sonia Delaunay, Paris, from 1941 (estate of Artist)
Sidney Janis Gallery and Leo Castelli Gallery, New York 1957-1959 (probably consigned by Sonia Delaunay)
Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Block, Chicago, 1959-1967
Saidenberg Gallery and Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, 1967-20
December 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 December 1968- 6 March 1972
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Exhibition History:
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. "New Acquisitions of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture," 30 December 1957-25 January 1958, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 397.
CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, D.C. "Modernism: Designing a New World" 17 March 2007 - 29 July 2007.
PALAZZO DEI DIAMANTI, Ferrara, Italy. "Gli Anni Folli" 10 Sept 2011- 8 Jan 2012.
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Published References:
HABASQUE, GUY. "Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Robert Delaunay," in FRANCASTEL, PIERRE (ed.), Du Cubisme a l'Art Abstrait (Paris: S.E.V.P.E.N., 1957), no. 238, p. 289.
LOSHAK, ALTHEA B. "Gallery Previews in New York," Pictures on Exhibit 21/4 (New York: Pictures Pub. January 1958), p. 20.
M(UNRO), E(LEANOR). "Reviews and Previews: French Acquisitions, Sidney Janis Gallery," Art News 56/9 (January 1958), p. 17.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. Tenth Anniversary Exhibition (1958), ill. 114.
OERI, GEORGINE. "Delaunay in Search of Himself," Arts 33/6 (March 1959), color pl. 36.
LERNER, ABRAM,et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 682, colorpl. p. 284.
(Calendar) Town and Country: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Universe Books with Smithsonian Institution, 1976), ill. for "January."
MARTINEZ, BENJAMIN and JACQUELINE BLOCK. Visual Forces: An Introduction to Design 2nd ed. (New Jersey: Englewood Cliffs/Prentice Hall, 1995), fig. F, p. 152.
REESE, NICHOLAS. Washington (London: Studio Editions, 1995), ill. p. 44.
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