The Betrothal Artist: Arshile Gorky (American, born in Van Province, Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), ca. 1904–1948)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view

Oil on canvas


50 5/8 × 39 1/4 in. (128.6 × 99.7 cm)
framed: 51 3/4 × 40 3/4 in. (131.4 × 103.5 cm)

Credit Line

Katharine Ordway Collection

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • Matthew Gale, Arshile Gorky: Enigma and Nostalgia (London: Tate Modern, 2010), fig. 41
  • Alexander Alberro, "The Apprenticeship of Arshile Gorky: On Arshile Gorky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art," Texte zur Kunst 20, no. 77 (March 2010), 149, 211, 213, ill
  • Timothy Rub et al., Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, ed. Michael R. Taylor, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2009), 335, no. 172, ill
  • Robert S. Mattison, Arshile Gorky: Works and Writings, Poligrafa ed. (Barcelona: Poligrafa, 2009), 135, ill
  • Lesley K. Baier, The Katharine Ordway Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1983), 54–56, 94, no. 19
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Additional information

Object/Work type

abstract (general art genre)


Signed l.l. "A Gorky 47", and verso on stretcher "The Betrothal - A Gorky"

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