Merz 1003 (Peacock's Tail) Artist: Kurt Schwitters (German, 1887–1948)

1924

Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view
Medium

Oil and wood on composition board

Dimensions

28 5/8 × 27 13/16 in. (72.7 × 70.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

Accession Number

1941.680

Culture
Period

20th century

Classification
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Bibliography
  • "Discoveries from a Class on the Technical Study of Art," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2019), 92, fig. 9–10
  • 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
  • Leah Dickerman et al., Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris, exh. cat. (Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2005),
  • 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
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Additional information

Object/Work type

abstract (general art genre)

Subject

shapes

Inscriptions

Inscribed l.r. "Merz 1003"

Signed

Signed l.r. "Kurt Schwitters 24"

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