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Immigrant Girl, Ellis Island, 1916

Joseph Stella, American, b. Muro Lucano, Italy, 1877–1946

Charcoal on paper, 31 1/2 X 17 3/8 IN. IRREG. (80.1 X 44.2 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 86.4471

Provenance:
Estate of the artist
Zabriskie Gallery, New York
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, Sale no. 3913, American 19th & 20th Century Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors & Sculpture, 28 October 1976, lot. no. 133A.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, to 31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Joseph Stella: Selected Works from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection," 12 May-17 July 1983, not in cat. TOUR: COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Columbus, Ohio, 11 February-25 March 1984.
AMON CARTER MUSEUM, Fort Worth. "Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella," 23 February-22 April 1990, cat. no. 20, fig. 42, p. 34, 38. TOUR: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 19 May-22 July; NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 7 September-12 November.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Joseph Stella," 22 April-9 September 1994, no. 96.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 (Part I 1900-1950)," 15 April-15 September 1999.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Peter Coffin: Here and There," 29 June-6 October 2013, no cat. (not on checklist)

Published References:
HOWE, FREDERICK C. "Turned Back in Time of War," The Survey (6 May 1916) p. 154 ill.
ALLEN, JANE ADDAMS. "Hirshhorn's best unveiled," Washington Times (8 August 1986) p. C1.
ALLEN, JANE ADDAMS. "The Span of Imagination," Washington Post (16 October 1990).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism