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Robert Motherwell

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 59

Drawn Together: The Collection of Marcia and Stanley Gumberg, featuring Modern Masterworks on Paper

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 59

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 59

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Drawn Together: The Collection of Marcia and Stanley Gumberg, featuring Modern Masterworks on Paper

Robert Motherwell

1915 - 1991

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 59 


oil and gouache on wove paper

22 ⅜ by 28 ½ in. 56.8 by 72.4 cm.

Executed in 1959.


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同途樂藝:瑪西婭與史丹利・甘堡伉儷收藏,特呈現代大師紙本傑作

羅伯特・馬瑟韋爾

1915 - 1991年

《西班牙共和國輓歌第59號》


油彩及水粉布紋紙

22 ⅜ x 28 ½ 英寸;56.8 x 72.4 公分

1959年作

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Private Collection, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Sotheby Parke Bernet New York, 10 November 1986, lot 16 (consigned by the above)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Jürgen Claus, "Robert Motherwell–Grundtypen Seines Werkes," Das Kunstwerk 8, no. 18, February 1965, p. 8, illustrated (installed in Motherwell's East 94th Street studio)
Robert C. Hobbs, Motherwell's Concern with Death in Painting: An Investigation of His Elegies to the Spanish Republic, Including an Examination of His Philosophical and Methodological Considerations, Ph.D., dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1975, pl. 26, p. 241, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, American Art at Mid-Century: The Subjects of the Artist, 1978, p. 113 (text)
Jack Flam, Katy Rogers and Tim Clifford, eds., Robert Motherwell A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1991, Volume 3: Collages and Paintings on Paper and Paperboard, New Haven, 2012, no. W94, p. 448, illustrated in color 
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Robert Motherwell, 1961, no. 22, n.p., illustrated 
Washington, D.C., United States Information Agency (organizer); and traveling to Vienna, Galerie Wurthle; Salzburg, Zwerglgarten; Belgrade, Kalemegdan Pavilion; Skoplje, Umetnicki Pavilion; Zagreb, Moderna Galerija; Maribor, Umetnostna Galerija; Ljubljana, Moderna Galerija; Rijeka, [venue unknown]; London, USIS Gallery, American Embassy; and Darmstadt, Landesmuseum, Vanguard American Painting, 1961–1962, no. 52, n.p. (text) (all locations); no. 52, n.p., illustrated (Salzburg)
New York, Museum of Modern Art (organizer); and traveling to Buenos Aires, Instituto Torcuato di Tella; Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas; Bogota, Biblioteca Luis-Angel Arango del Banco de la Republica; and Mexico City, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Art, Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, 1967–1968, no. 3 (Buenos Aires), no. 58 (Caracas), no. 58 (Bogota), no. 3 (Mexico City) (incorrectly titled and dated Elegy to the Spanish Republic #62, 1953)