Four Foxes

Franz Marc (German, 1880–1916)
Four Foxes, 1913

Watercolor and chalk on paper
17 ½ x 15 ¼ in. (44.4 x 38.7 cm)
Initialed lower right in green watercolor: M
Jane and Roger Wolcott Memorial, Gift of Thomas T. Solley, 75.21


before ca. 1925, Collection of Maria Marc, Ried

ca. 1925-1938/39, Collection of Max Siller, Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany

after 1938/39, Private Collection, Hamburg

?-1974, Collection of Mrs. Ernest Kanzler, Great Britain. Sold at Christie's, 1974.

July 2 1974, Sale, "Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures," Christie, Manson & Woods, London (cat. no. 170)

1974-1975, Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York City

1975, IU Art Museum purchased from Achim Moeller Fine Art with funds from Thomas T. Solley


September 14–October 15, 1916, “Franz Marc Gedächtnis Ausstellung,” Münchener Neue Sezession, Munich (cat. no. 138)

November 1916, "Franz Marc, Gedächtnis-Ausstellung. Gemälde und Aquarelle/Holzschnitte." Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin (cat. no. 32)

March-April 1917, "Franz Marc: Gedächtnisausstellung." Nassauischer Kunstverein im Neuen Museum, Wiesbaden, Germany (no cat. no., illustrated)

1922, “Gedächtnis-Ausstellung Franz Marc,” Nationalgalerie, Berlin (no catalogue)

October 23–December 3, 1977, “German and Austrian Expressionism 1900–1920,” Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana (cat. no. 64)

December 5, 1979–June 15, 1980, “Franz Marc: Pioneer of Spiritual Abstraction,” University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California, December 5, 1979–February 3, 1980; Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, February 23–April 13, 1980; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, May 4–June 15, 1980 (cat. no. 38)

September 1989–March 1990, “Franz Marc: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle,” Brücke Museum, Berlin (cat. no. 122)

September 17, 2005–January 8, 2006, “Franz Marc (1880–1916): Retrospective Exhibition,” Lenbachhaus Kunstbau, Munich (cat. no. 196)

October 6-December 23, 2012, "Pioneers and Exiles: German Expressionism at the Indiana University Art Museum," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. no. 16)

Catalogue Raisonné

Lankheit, Klaus. Franz Marc. Katalog der Werke. Köln: M. DuMont Schauberg, 1970. (cat. no. 446)

Hoberg, Annegret, and Isabelle Jansen. Franz Marc: The Complete Works. Vol. 2. London: Philip Wilson / Munich: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, 2004. (cat. 227)

Alternate Titles

Vier Füchse




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