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Head of a Girl

Alfred Henry Maurer

American Art

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.

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
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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
IMAGE overall, 1992.11.27_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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