Head of a Girl
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.
- Artist: Alfred Henry Maurer, American, 1868-1932
- Medium: Oil on fabricated board
- Dates: 1929
- Dimensions: 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)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "A. H. Maurer"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1992.11.27
- Credit Line: Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
- Rights Statement: © Estate of Alfred Henry Maurer
- Caption: 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. © Estate of Alfred Henry Maurer
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)