Composition with Three Elements

Composition with Three Elements

before 1951, c. 1924-26
Designer
Albert Gleizes, French, 1881-1953
Born: Paris, France
Manufacturer
Workshop of Jacqueline de la Baume-Durrbach
Locale
Cavalaire, France
tapestry
cotton and wool tapestry
Neusteter Textile Collection: Marion Hendrie Fund
1971.239
Albert Gleizes (French). Composition with Three Elements. c. 1924-26. cotton and wool tapestry. Neusteter Textile Collection: Marion Hendrie Fund. 1971.239.
Dimensions
height: 92.5 in, 234.9500 cm; width: 68.25 in, 173.3550 cm
Inscription
On patch, verso: Exemplair Unique Atelier Cavala...
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-European
Also known as The Negress or The Queen of Sheba, this tapestry is based on a painting made in the mid-1920s by cubist artist Albert Gleizes. Jacqueline de la Baume-Dürrbach, who had studied sculpture and drawing as well as tapestry weaving, worked in a home owned by Gleizes around the time her workshop made this tapestry. She specialized in tapestries based on paintings by contemporary artists—particularly Pablo Picasso—often woven under the supervision of the artist.
Known Provenance
Purchased March 1971 from Morris Louis Appleman [Denver, CO] by Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Masterpieces from the Textile Collection" (Inaugural Exhibition), November 15, 1997- April 26, 1998 (DAM)
  • "No Boundaries: Art + Fiber," November 6, 2004 - July 10, 2005 (DAM)
  • "Creative Crossroads: The Art of Tapestry," May 31, 2015 - March 6, 2016 (DAM)

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