Head of a Prophet

Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956)
Watercolor on Japanese wove tissue paper, mounted on thin cardboard 
comp: 16-1/8 x 11-3/4 in. (41.0 x 30.0 cm); sheet: 18-3/8 x 13-7/8 in. (46.7 x 35.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll 
Not on View

Trips to Russia, the Far East, and the South Seas influenced Nolde's subject matter, which ranged from ethnographic depictions of South Sea islanders to religious paintings, flowers, landscapes, and the sea.


[Galerie Ludwig Schames, Frankfurt am Main, sold 1920 to];
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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