Eiffel Tower and Gardens, Champ de Mars (La Tour Eiffel et Jardin du Champ de Mars)

(1922)

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

Oil on canvas, 70 1/8 x 67 1/8 in. (178.1 x 170.4 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.1421

Provenance:
[Dr. Viard, Paris, (Delaunay's doctor)]
Mme. Sonia Delaunay, Paris to at least 1957
Fine Arts Association, New York
M. Knoedler & Co., New York, December 1958-4 June 1969
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 4 June 1969-31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Robert Delaunay," 23 March-22 May 1955.
STADTISCHES MUSEUM MORSBROICH, Leverkusen, Germany. "Robert Delaunay," 7 June-15 July 1956, no. 48. Tour: KUNSTVEREIN, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 22 July-19 August.
MUSEE MATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, Paris. "Robert Delaunay (1885-1941)," 25 May-30 September 1957, no. 64, pl. 21.
FINE ARTS ASSOCIATES, New York. "Robert Delaunay, Paintings," 13-31 January 1959, no. 10, ill.
KUNSTVEREIN, Hamburg. "Robert Delaunay," 26 January-11 March 1962, no. 40. Tour: WALLRAF-RICHARTZ MUSEUM, Cologne, 24 March-4 May; KUNSTVEREIN, Frankfurt, 18 May-24 June.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Collection in Context: Metropolis in the Machine Age," 28 February-2 September 2002, no cat.
NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM, Washington, DC. "The Wright Brothers and the Aerial Age," 11 October 2003-31 December 2012.
CENTRE POMPIDOU-METZ, France. “Vues d’en Haut (Views from Above),” 17 May-7 October 2013, no. 56, p. 80, color ill. p. 81; p. 416.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Manifesto: Art x Agency," 15 June 2019-5 January 2020.

Published References:
Robert Delaunay: Photo Archives, New York, Museum of Modern Art, (S.D. 730 H. 197).
OZENFANT, AMEDEE. Art (Paris: 1928), p. 114.
OZENFANT, AMEDEE. Foundations of Modern Art (New York: Dover Books, 1931, reprint 1952), p. 109.
HABASQUE, GUY. "Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Robert Delaunay," in Pierre Francastel (ed.), Du Cubisme a l'Art Abstrait (Paris: S.E.V.P.E.N., 1957), no. 197, pl. 5.
[HECHT, AXEL?]. "Ohne Fotos keine Gemalde," Art. Das Kunstmagazin (January 1984), pp. 24, 25.
SCHUSTER, PETER-KLAUS, ed. Delaunay and Deutschland (Koln: DuMont Buchverlag, 1985), p. 378.
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