About This Artwork

Ferdinand Hodler
Swiss, 1853-1918

The Grand Muveran, c. 1912

Oil on canvas
27 3/4 x 37 in. (70.5 x 94 cm)
signed, l.r.: "F. Hodler"

Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1926.211

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Bern, Kunstmuseum, Hodler Gedächtnis-Ausstellung, August 20-October 23, 1921, cat. 467.

Boston, Art Club, 1925.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Exhibition of French Paintings from a Well-Known Collection, 1925, no cat.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1-November 1, 1933, cat. 729.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1-November 1, 1934, cat. 317.

Publication History

de Mandach, Conrad, Hodler Gedächtnis-Ausstellung, exh. cat. (Bern: Kunstmuseum Bern, 1921), cat. 467.

Art Institute of Chicago, Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 19, 7 (October 1925), pp. 81, 82 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Paintings in the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial from the Birch Bartlett Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1926), pp. 16, 17 (ill.), 54.

Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Paintings in the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial, from the Birch-Bartlett Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1929), pp. 24-25 (ill.), 60.

Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of a Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1933), cat. 729.

Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of a Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, exh. cat. (Chicago: Lakeside Press, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1934), cat. 317.

Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Paintings in the Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial, from the Birch Bartlett Collection (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1946), pp. 26-27 (ill.), 57.

Speyer, A. James, and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth Century European Painting (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 46, no. 2B4.

Brettell, Richard R., “The Bartletts and the Grande Jatte: Collecting Modern Painting in the 1920s,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 12, 2 (1986), p. 14.

Heller, Reinhold, “Ferdinand Hodler: A Unique Note in the Birch Bartlett Collection,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 12, 2 (1986), pp. 166-87, fig. 2 (color ill.).

Ownership History

Willy Russ-Young, Serrières-Neuchâtel, by 1921 [label on verso]. George F. Porter, Chicago, by November 1924 [Heller 1986]; Frederic Clay Bartlett, Chicago, November 1924 [Heller 1986]; given to the Art Institute, 1926.




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