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Artist Max Liebermann (German, 1847–1935)
Title Self-Portrait (Selbstbildnis)
Date 1911
Medium Black chalk on paper
Dimensions Image: 10 1/8 × 7 1/4 in. (25.7 × 18.4 cm)
Sheet: 10 1/8 × 7 1/4 in. (25.7 × 18.4 cm)
Framed: 15 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 1 5/8 in. (39.4 × 31.8 × 4.1 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 76.26

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1976, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from Paul Drey Gallery, New York, NY

?–1976, with Paul Drey Gallery, New York, NY

March 21, 1942, Sale, "Sammlung Julius Freund, aus dem Besitz von Frau Dr. G. Freund, Buenos Aires," Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland (no. 180, cat. p. 24)

?–1941, Collection of Julius Freund (1869–1941), Berlin, Germany [1]


[1] Julius Freund (1869–1941) owned a clothing factory in Berlin and collected work by German artists, with a focus on Romanticism and the Berlin Secession. He was the father of the photographer Gisele Freund. In 1933, Freund placed some of his collection in Switzerland for safekeeping. In 1939, he and his wife emigrated to London, where he later died, apparently in an air raid. Much of his collection was sold at the Galerie Fischer in Lucerne.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

August 4–September 30, 1990, "Self-Portraits from the Indiana University Art Museum," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

January 16–March 3, 1985, "Drawings from Indiana University Art Museum Collections," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

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