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BRANCUSI, Constantin

Hobitza, Romania 1876 - Paris 1957

Muse endormie I

Sleeping Muse I

1909-1910

marble

head

Dimensions (HxWxD): 6 34 x 10 78 x 8 38; on artist's base: 5 18 x 14 12 x 11 38 in.

Acc. No.: 66.610

Credit Line: Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Photo credit: 2012 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


Provenance

  • Paris, The Artist
  • 1914, New York, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), Gallery "291" Photo-Secession
  • From c. 1914 to April 1929, New York, Arthur B. Davies
  • 16-17 April 1929, New York, American Art Association, Sale, Arthur B. Davies Art Collection, lot. 447
  • From April 1929, New York, C. W. Kraushaar
  • [California, Mr. Jules Furthman?]
  • To 27 December 1961, Mrs. Barclay Scull,
  • To 2 January 1962, New York, M. Knoedler & Company
  • 2 January 1962-17 May 1966, New York, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, (in partial exchange for plaster, S.61.78)
  • 1966, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn

Exhibitions

  • Museum's website, 2010


    1912 Paris

    Salon des artistes indépendants, 28ème exposition, Paris, Quai d'Orsay, 20 March-16 May 1912, no. 494 (or no. 617?)


    1914 New York

    Constantin Brancusi, New York, Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, 12 March-1 April 1914, no. 1 (exhibited without base or socle, lying pededstal with another work)


    1917 New York

    Allies of Sculpture, New York, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 5-25 December 1917, no. 26


    1963 New York

    Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 39, ill. p. 54


    1963 Utica/New York

    1913 Armory Show: 50th Anniversary Exhibition, New York, Utica, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 17 February-31 March 1963; New York, Sixty-Ninth Infantry Armory, 6-28 April 1963, no. 617, ill. p. 41


    1974-1975 Washington

    Inaugural Exhibition, Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 197 p. 152, pp. 668-69


    1983 Washington

    Direct Carving in Modern Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection, Washington, D.C, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 6 October-27 November 1983, no. 2, ill. pamphlet cover


    1995 Paris/Philadelphia

    Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 14 April-21 August 1995; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 8 October-31 December, cat. no. 15, color plate cat. no. 103


    2001 Washington

    Alfred Stieglitz and Modern Art in America, Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art, 28 January-22 April 2001


    2004 London/New York

    The Essence of Things, London, Tate Modern, 29 January - 23 May 2004; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 10 June-19 September 2004, cat. 20, p. 98


    See file in the for further info.