Casein on paper mounted on paper fiberboard
20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in.
l.r. signed: Blümner [monogram]
u.c. in ink: Roots of Abstract Art \ 1910-1930
u.c. on label: 1965. \ 13.147
u.c. on printed label: BARBARA MATHES GALLERY INC \ Oscar Bluemner \ BLUE DAY 1930 \ tempera on paper \ mounted on board \ 15 x 20 inches \ signed lower right
u.r. on printed label: THE NEW YORK CULTURAL CENTER \ Oscar Bluemner \ Blue Day \ Estate of J. B Neumann \ OSCAR BLUEMNER RETROSPECTIVE
c. in ink: Oscar Bluemner 102 Plain St.; S. Braintree, Mass \ #237 15" x 20". not oil. not water color. \ finished 1930 Old Canalport, Boonton N.J. 1911. \ "Blue Day" \ Note: Do not cut this mount! - should be framed, without mat, under glass \ and so as to be ventilated.
c. on torn label: OSC[illeg.] BL[illeg.] \ M[illeg.] H[illeg.] 1935 [in ink] \ Blue Day 1930 Smi [illeg. "Smithsonian"?] 1965 \ Norfolk/M [illeg.] 1953 \ Tempera \ Board 15" x 20"
l.r. mat label: 57. BLUE DAY \ 1930 \ Lent by the Estate of J. B. Neumann
l.r. [Santini Brothers label]
[removed] printed label: 57. BLUE DAY \ 1930 \ Lent by the Estate of J. B. Neumann
[removed] printed label: The Corcoran Gallery of Art \ Oscar Bluemner: Landscapes of Sorrow and Joy [underlined] \ The Corcoran gallery: dec. 10, 1988 - Feb. 19, 1989 \ Amon Carter Museum: March 18 - May 14, 1989 \ New Jersey State Museum: June 16 - Sept. 4, 1989 \ Lender: Amon Carter Museum of Art \ 30 [in ink] \ Title: Blue day [underlined] \ Medium: Casein-varnish on paper mounted to board
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Revealed Treasures: Drawings from the Permanent CollectionOctober 21, 2001–February 10, 2002
This exhibition of drawings spanning the 19th and 20th centuries represents the evolution of the medium from preliminary outlines for other artistic media to a modern means of self-expression in its own right.