Modern and Contemporary Art
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Artist: Kurt Schwitters, German, 1887–1948

Merz 1003 (Peacock’s Tail)


Oil and wood on composition board

72.7 × 70.6 cm (28 5/8 × 27 13/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 92, fig. 20.

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), 604, no. 628, ill.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 89-90, ill.

Leah Dickerman et al., Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris, exh. cat. (Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2005).

“Discoveries from a Class on the Technical Study of Art,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2019): 92, fig. 9–10.

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