Inscription

lower right: Barnett Newman 1958

Provenance

Estate of the artist; purchased 1986 by NGA with funds provided by Robert and Jane Meyerhoff, Phoenix, Maryland.

Exhibition History
1966
Barnett Newman: The Stations of the Cross--Lema Sabachthani, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1966.
1971
Barnett Newman, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Gallery, London; Grand Palais, Paris, 1971-1972, no. 46 (New York catalogue only), repro. in Paris catalogue (shown only in New York).
1978
American Art at Mid-Century: The Subjects of the Artist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979, no. 1 (of checklist for The Stations of the Cross), fig. 3.
1980
Zeichen des Glaubens - Geist der Avantgarde. Religiƶse Tendenzen in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Schloss Charlottenburg, Grosse Orangerie, Berlin, 1980, no. 137, repro.
1996
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945 to 1995, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1996, no. 110, color repro.
2002
Barnett Newman, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London, 2002-2003, pl. 73.
2012
In The Tower: Barnett Newman, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012-2013, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1966
Barker, Walter. "The Passion Without the Image." St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12 June 1966: 5C
1966
Berkson, William. "In the Museums, Recent Exhibitions: Barnett Newman." Arts Magazine 8 (June 1966): 44
1966
Newman, Barnett. "The 14 Stations of the Cross, 1958-1966." Art News 65 (1966): 26-28+, repro.
1969
Dillenberger, Jane. Secular Art with Sacred Themes. New York, 1969:99-116
1969
Hess, Thomas B. Barnett Newman. New York, 1969:58, 61-64
1971
Alloway, Lawrence. "Color, Culture, The Stations: Notes on Barnett Newman Memorial Exhibition." Artforum 4 (December 1971):31-39
1974
Paskus, Benjamin Garrison. "The Theory, Art and Critical Reception of Barnett Newman." Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1974:191
1977
Dillenberger, Jane and John Dillenberger. Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth Century Art. Exh. cat., Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1977:102-105
1978
Rosenberg, Harold. Barnett Newman. New York, 1978:20, 26-27, 150, 228, 240, repro.
1978
Schulze, Franz. "The East Building: Trapezoid Triumphant." Art in America 4 (July-August 1978): 63, repro.
1989
Kramer, Hilton. "Modern Art at the National Gallery." The New Criterion 7, no. 8 (April 1989): 2-3.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 90, repro. 91 (accession number given incorrectly as 1985.65.1-15).
1990
Dillenberger, Jane. "Appearance and Disappearance of God in Western Art," in Image and Spirit in Sacred and Secular Art. New York, 1990: 104-107, repro.
1990
O'Neill, John P., ed. "A Conversation: Barnett Newman and Thomas B. Hess [1966]," in Barnett Newman: Selected Writings and Interviews. New York, 1990:273-286
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 243, repro.
1992
Ruhrberg, Karl. Die Malerie in Europa und Amerika 1945-1960: Die zweite Moderne. Cologne, 1992:no. 33, repro.
1994
From Minimal to Conceptual Art: Works from The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 14, fig. 15.
1995
Fineberg, Jonathan. Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1995:105-106, repro.
1996
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945 to 1995. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1996: no. 110.
1997
Hughes, Robert. American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America. New York, 1997: 494.
1997
Otto Ritschl 1885-1976, Retrospective, Exh. cat. Museum Wiesbaden, Von de Heydt-Museum Wuppertal, 1997-1998, p. 113, repro.
1998
Hazzikostas, Dimitri. "Grieving/Lamentation." Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art, ed. Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago and London, 1998: 1:370.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 440, 442, no. 362, color repro.
2013
Harris, Neil. Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience. Chicago and London, 2013: 412.