Indiana University Art Museum Provenance Project
Ludwig Meidner (German, 18841966)
The Bar, Wilmersdorf, 1915
Black ink over graphite on off-white wove paper
19 x 15 ¼ in. (48.3 x 38.7 cm)
Signed in black ink lower right: L. Meidner / Wilmersdorf / 1915.
Inscribed in black ink lower right: Die / Bar
before 19731979, Collection of Ernst and Lilly Jacobson, Beverly Hills, California
1979, IU Art Museum purchased from Lilly Jacobson
September 1968, possibly: "Ludwig Meidner: Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik, Bücher," Kunstkabinett Helmut Tenner, Heidelberg
January 4-February 2, 1973, "Prints, Drawings and Watercolors of Ludwig Meidner: The Ernest and Lilly Jacobson Collection," University of Southern California Art Galleries," cat. no. 8 or 9 (illustrated as no. 9, but appears to be no. 8 in the checklist)
October 23-December 3, 1977, "German and Austrian Expressionism, 1900-1920," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. no. 69)
September 17, 1989May 13, 1990, Three Universities Collect: 20th-Century Works on Paper, The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, September 17November 10, 1989; Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, January 23March 4, 1990; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, April 1May 13, 1990 (cat. no. 86)
September 15December 1, 1991, Ludwig Meidner: Zeichner, Maler, Literat, 1884-1966, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany, cat. p. 121 (illus.), p. 510 (checklist)
October 6-December 23, 2012, "Pioneers and Exiles: German Expressionism at the Indiana University Art Museum," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. no. 27)
Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.