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Arrangement - Hieroglyphics (Painting No. 2)

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While living as an expatriate in Berlin between 1913 and 1915, Hartley began to produce abstract modernist paintings. These groundbreaking works included a group of Native American–themed compositions that he called his Amerika series; Arrangement—Hieroglyphics (Painting No. 2) is one of...

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Inscription

Reverse: Painting No 2/by Marsden Hartley

Provenance

1914, the artist. Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), New York; 1946, by descent to his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), New York and New Mexico. By 1953, Downtown Gallery, New York; 1953, sold by the Downtown Gallery to the William H. Lane Foundation; 1990, gift of the William H. Lane Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 18, 1990)

Credit Line

Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation

Copyright

Marsden Hartley materials are reproduced with the permission of the Yale University Committee on Literary Property

Painting No. 2

1914

Dimensions

107.95 x 88.26 cm (42 1/2 x 34 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1990.412

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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