Photo: Peter Schälchli
Graphite pencil and crayon on paper
23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Recto, in pencil, center right: A. Gorky / 46
Verso not seen
Verso not seen
(Exhibition catalogue: Sidney Janis Gallery 1959), no. 17, ill. in b/w, as "Drawing".
(Exhibition catalogue: Seitz 1962), no. 114, p. 56, as "Drawing (Pastoral)". Traveled to: Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C, March 12–April 14, 1963.
(Exhibition catalogue: Jordan 1969), no. 102, p. 60, as "Drawing".
. Traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, September 12–November 6, 1981; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 3, 1981–February 28, 1982.
. Traveled to: Menil Collection, Houston, March 5–May 9, 2004.
(Exhibition catalogue: Anfam 2010), ill. in color, [p. 37], as "Pastoral".
(Exhibition catalogue: Spender and Devaney 2017)
Levy, Julien. Arshile Gorky. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1966. Monograph, pl. 169, ill. in b/w, p. 193, as "Drawing".
Jordan, Jim M. Gorky: Drawings. New York: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 1969. Exhibition catalogue (1969e New York), fig. 4, ill. in b/w, p. 12, as "Untitled Drawing".
Rand, Harry. Arshile Gorky: The Implication of Symbols. London and Montclair, N.J.: George Prior and Allanheld & Schram, 1980, 1981. Monograph, fig. 12–10, ill. in b/w, p. 190, as "Drawing".
Rand, Harry. Arshile Gorky: The Implication of Symbols. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991. Monograph, fig. 12–10, ill. in b/w, p. 213, as "Drawing".
Watermark / Stamp: Strathmore
Strathmore paper with blindstamp, lower left: STRATHMORE / [thistle] / ARTIST
The drawing's overall composition is directly related to Gorky's painting Pastoral (see P347), dated to 1947 by the artist, and from which this title derives.