About This Artwork

Emil Nolde
German, 1867–1956

Red-Haired Girl, 1919

Oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (65.4 x 40 cm)
lSigned, l.r.: "Emil Nolde."

Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Tagge, 2002.589

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Munich, Archäologisches Institut, Entartete Kunst, July 19–November 30, 1937, no. 16012, as Mädchenkopf; traveled throughout Germany and Austria 1937–1941.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany, February 17–May 12, 1991; traveled to Art Institute of Chicago, June 22–September 8, 1991, pp. 58, (ill.), 59 (ill.), p. 322 (ill), fig. 343.

Publication History

Victor Curt Habicht, Der Neidersächsische Kunstkreis (Hannover, 1930), p. 327 (ill.), fig. 173.

Provinzial-Museum Hannover, Katalog der Kunstsammlungen im Provinzial Museum zu Hannover (Berlin, 1930), vol. 1, pp. 276–7, no. 439.

Museum der Gegenwart: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Museen für neuere Kunst 2, (Berlin, 1931–2), p. 86.

Martin Urban, Emil Nolde, Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings (Hagerstown, 1990), vol. 2, no. 836, pp. 17, 193 (ill.), 619.

Ownership History

Provinzialmuseum, Hannover, 1924–1937; confiscated by German government in “Degenerate Art” campaign, 1937. On consignment to Bernhard A. Boehmer, Güstrow, Germany, 1941. Dr. Lawrence K. Taylor, Miami, 1947–c. 1971 [Urban 1990]; by descent to his mother, Beatrice Buford Taylor, Miami, c. 1971; by descent to her daughter and son-in-law, George and Yvonne Tagge, Chicago and Carefree, Ariz., c. 1972–2002; given to Art Institute, 2002.




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