Self-Portrait (Torso with Head Bent to Right)

Lovis Corinth (German, 1858–1925)
Self-Portrait (Torso with Head Bent to Right), 1917

Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper
15 3/16 x 11 15/16 inches (38.6 x 30.3 cm)
Signed at top edge in ink and top left in orange pencil
Bernhard and Cola Heiden Collection, 2000.138

Provenance

Unknown dates, Collection of Frieda von Joeden (given to her by Corinth; she was his student)

?-1940, Collection of Ernst and Martha Levi, Frankfurt am Main (given to them by Frieda von Joeden).

1940-1963, Collection of Ernst Levi Heiden (d. 1941) and Martha Heiden (d. 1963), New Rochelle, New York. (The Levis emigrated to the United States in 1940, and changed their last name to Heiden the same year).

1963–2000, Bernhard and Cola Heiden Collection, Bloomington, Indiana (by descent to Bernhard Heiden from Ernst and Martha Levi Heiden)

2000, Bequest to IU Art Museum from the Bernhard and Cola Heiden Collection

Exhibitions

October 23–December 3, 1977, “German and Austrian Expressionism 1900–1920,” Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana (cat. no. 12)

March 29–May 14, 2000, “About Face: Two Thousand Years of Portraiture at Indiana University,” Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

September 17–December 10, 2000, “A Legacy of German Expressionism: Gifts from Bernhard and Cola Heiden,” Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana

October 6-December 23, 2012, "Pioneers and Exiles: German Expressionism at the Indiana University Art Museum," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. no. 2)

Remarks

The Nazi-era provenance of this work has been fully documented.