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Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Adolf Erbsloh, German, 1881-1947

The Factory

ca. 1921

Oil on canvas

65.8 × 81.8 cm (25 7/8 × 32 3/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

Adolf Erbsloh, Munich; 1921–22; Katherine Dreier, 1922–41; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


“Art Exemplifies Expressionism,” Vassar Miscellany News (April 13, 1927).

“In Memoriam,” Neue Zeitung 1, no. 7 (1946–1947): 44.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 183-84, ill.

Walter Riezler, Adolf Erbsloh (1881–1947): Gedächtnis-Ausstellung, exh. cat. (Munich: Galerie Otto Stangl, 1955).

Gunter Aust and Hans Wille, Adolf Erbslöh, 1881–1947, exh. cat. (Wuppertal, Germany: Kunst und Museumverein, 1967), n.p.

Hans Wille, “Adolf Erbslöh,” Wallraf-Richartz Jarbuch 31 (1969): 275–276, Comp. cit.

Hans Wille, Adolf Erbslöh (Recklinghausen, Germany: Recklinghausen A. Bongers, 1982), 80, 119, no. 50, Comp. cit.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 263, no. 257, ill.

Hans Wille, Adolf Erbslöh 1881 bis 1947: Zeichnungen, exh. cat. (Hamm, Germany: Städtisches Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, 1986), Comp. cit.

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 173, ill.

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