Head of a Girl
Alfred Henry Maurer
This depiction of a woman's head framed against a window is an example of Alfred Henry Maurer's late style--a striking, abstract mixture of linear and painterly elements. Late in his career, in poor health and emotionally drained because of negative reviews of his work, Maurer returned to this subject frequently, as if trying to solve the persistent aesthetic problem in his art: the balance between figuration and abstraction.
Oil on fabricated board
29 13/16 x 19 13/16 in. (75.7 x 50.3 cm)
Frame: 41 x 31 x 2 1/2 in. (104.1 x 78.7 x 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "A. H. Maurer"
Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
This item is not on view
Alfred Henry Maurer (American, 1868-1932). Head of a Girl, 1929. Oil on fabricated board, 29 13/16 x 19 13/16 in. (75.7 x 50.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.27. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.27_PS2.jpg)
overall, 1992.11.27_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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