||Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York:
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio:
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania:
American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Ninety-four etchings as of 2005.
The museum had an exhibition of Zorn etchings in 2005. The museum owns the plate of one of Zorn’s most renown etchings, that of Madame Simon (1891, A. 67), donated by Dr. Samuel Booth Sturgis in 1945. The portrait, done while Zorn was living in Paris (1888-1896), shows the strong influence of Rembrandt. To commemorate a visit to the museum by Prince Bertil (1912-1997) in 1963, nineteen etchings of Madame Simon (A. 67) were printed on rag paper by a Philadelphia printer.The new prints bear the watermark “Tullis,” indicating, along with the type of paper, that these were from a new edition. They were presented to the Prince and his entourage, which resulted in a brouhaha in Sweden. The director of Sweden’s National Museum, Gunnar Jungmarkrer, called the decision to print the etchings “improper and unwholesome.” Americans called the controversy a “tempest in a teapot” and pointed out that an unsigned edition from the fourth state of the portrait was published by the German publication Pan in 1895, with 1,100 copies on laid paper and 224 copies on japon paper. The 1895 prints from Pan was approved by the artist. Eighteen of Zorn’s etchings were printed in art journals from the original plates with the artist’s approval. Most of Zorn’s copper plates used to print his etchings were defaced, and according to Asplund, the plate for Madame Simon had been destroyed. Rather than defacing the plate, Zorn had given it to a Philadelphia publisher for a planned book, which was never published.
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson:
Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois:
Portrait of Dr. Anders Olof Bersell, ca. 1879, graphite and conté crayon on paper, signed, 16.4 x 11.4 cm.; study for the painting and etching Zorn and His Model, 1897, graphite and charcoal on paper, 24.7 x 17.7 cm.; Portrait of Miss Deering, undated, graphite on paper, signed, 37.6 x 28.3 cm. The Augustana collection has forty Zorn etchings. The Bersell drawing was a gift of Mrs. Uma Bersell, Professor Bersell’s wife. Anders Bersell (1853-1903) was a childhood friend of Zorn’s in Mora, Sweden, and the artist wrote of their friendship in his autobiographical notes. Zorn met Bersell while in America for the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and visited him on a later trip. After emigrating in 1880, Bersell was professor of Greek at Augustana College. Zorn and His Model and Miss Deering are from the Charles Deering collection (collectors stamp on verso of both works). Miss Deering is either Marion (Mrs. Chauncey McCormick) or Barbara (Mrs. Richard Ely Danielson) Deering, the daughters of Charles and Marion Deering of Evanston, Illinois.