Christ is a portrait of Jesus Christ shown from the chest up, his bare torso exposed, against a bright red background. He appears in the midst of an appeal, with his head is tilted back, eyes focused above, eyebrows furrowed, and mouth open.
Estate of The Artist;
[Paul Rosenberg & Co., Inc., New York, NY];
[Alfredo Valente Gallery, New York, NY, 1960];
Development Office, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ;
[Joan Washburn Gallery, New York, NY];
Private Collection, New York;
[Joan Washburn Gallery, New York, NY, 1987];
The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection, 1989;
[Christie’s, New York, November 14, 2018, lot 528];
New York. Alfredo Valente Gallery. Marsden Hartley, September 28-November 5, 1960, no. 17.
New York. Washburn Gallery. Major American Paintings, June 1987, no. 8, ill.
New York. Washburn Gallery. Major Paintings, Drawings & Photographs, November 22-December 3, 1996 no. 6.
Lewiston, ME. Bates College Museum of Art. Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts (September 20-November 19, 2021); New York. The Vilcek Foundation (March 10-June 16, 2023).
Elizabeth McCausland Papers, Catalogue Raisonne Files: Oils, [circa 1944-1964], Box 16, Folder 10, Frames 1-2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Robertson, Bruce. “Marsden Hartley and Self-Portraiture,” in E.M. Kornhauser, Marsden Hartley. Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 2002, pp. 156, 161, 248, ill. p. 156, fig. 2.
Coco, Janice. “Dialogues with the Self: New Thoughts on Marsden Hartley’s Self-Portraits,” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies, vol. 30, 2005, pp. 635-36, fig. 5, ill.