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Classification: Painting
Medium: Oil
Support: Cardboard
Year: 1940
1940.20 (estate: 784)
Cabeza de R. Wagner
1940
Oil on cardboard
16 1/8 x 14 5/8 in. (41 x 37.1 cm)
Signed upper left: J. Torres-GARCIA; dated upper right: 40
In 1905, Torres-García illustrated the translated edition of Wagner's novel, History of a Musician in Paris. This painting relates to the artist's drawing of Wagner that appeared on the book's frontispiece.
Exhibitions
Galería Müller, Buenos Aires, Exposición J. Torres García, September 1942, no. 12? May be other Wagner portrait (1940.21).
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Acquisitions show 1961/1960, December 19, 1960–February 12, 1961.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Joaquín Torres-García, December 1961–January 1962, no. 20, ill. Misnumbered as 21 in the catalogue. Traveled to: Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany, March 2–April 1, 1962.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings, January 26–October 2, 2006, no. 14, ill.
Published References
"Das Bild der Woche." Badische Neueste Nachrichten, March 10, 1962, ill. p. 25.
Ducan, Barbara. "Joaquín Torres García." Americas Vol. 22, No. 11-12 (November-December 1970), ill. p. 18.
Gradowczyk, Mario H. Torres-García: Utopía y Transgresión. Montevideo: Fundación Torres-García, 2007. Exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 294, no. 7.63.
Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2015. Exhibition catalogue, ill. p. 163.
Supplemental Images
Cabeza de R. Wagner, 1940 (1940.20). Frontispiece, with a drawing of Wagner by Torres-García from the book Ricardo Wagner, Historia de Un Musico en Paris, translated by José Lassalle, 2nd Edition (Madrid: Biblioteca Mignon, 1905).
Frontispiece, with a drawing of Wagner by Torres-García from the book Ricardo Wagner, Historia de Un Musico en Paris, translated by José Lassalle, 2nd Edition (Madrid: Biblioteca Mignon, 1905).
Record last updated April 30, 2015. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.
Citation: de Torres, Cecilia, Susanna V. Temkin, Madeline Murphy Turner, and Victoria L. Fedrigotti. "Cabeza de R. Wagner, 1940 (1940.20)." In Joaquín Torres-García Catalogue Raisonné. www.torresgarcia.com/catalogue/entry.php?id=1641 (accessed on April 21, 2024).