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Hood Museum of Art
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Recent Acquisitions 1

James Ensor, Belgian, 1860-1949
Forest at Groenendael, 1888
Drypoint
Image: 4 7/16 x 3 1/16 in.; plate: 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.; sheet: 7 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.
Gift of Dr. David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2005.75.1

James Ensor, Belgian, 1860-1949
The Gamblers, 1895
Drypoint
Image: 4 7/16 x 6 1/8 in.; plate: 4 5/8 x 6 5/16; sheet: 9 1/2 x 11 11/16 in.
Gift of Dr. David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2005.75.2

86.1
Peter Winslow Milton, American, born 1930
Winterscape V, 1964
Lift-ground etching
Sheet: 12 5/16 x 15 1/16 in.; plate: 9 x 11 13/16 in.
Gift of Dr. David G. Stahl, Class of 1947, in honor of Peter and Edith Milton; 2005.86.1


86.2

 

Peter Winslow Milton, American, born 1930
Two Scherzi, 1962
Lift-ground etching
Sheet: 14 13/16 x 11 in.; top plate: 5 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.; bottom plate: 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.
Gift of Dr. David G. Stahl, Class of 1947, in honor of Peter and Edith Milton; 2005.86.2

 

 

86.3
Peter Winslow Milton, American, born 1930
Aquatint #2, 1962
Lift-ground etching and aquatint
Sheet: 8 5/16 x 10 1/1 in.; plate: 5 7/8 x 8 15/16 in.
Gift of Dr. David G. Stahl, Class of 1947, in honor of Peter and Edith Milton; 2005.86.3


86.4

Peter Winslow Milton, American, born 1930
Panorama #2, 1964
Lift-ground etching
Sheet: 26 x 31 13/16 in.; plate: 17 13/16 x 23 7/8 in.
Gift of Dr. David G. Stahl, Class of 1947, in honor of Peter and Edith Milton; 2005.86.4

 

StaffUnknown artist, Kwere peoples, Tanzania
Staff, 19th-early 20th century
African sandalwood, glass beads, encrustation of organic substances
Length: 62 3/4; diameter: 2 in.
Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund; 2006.41

In traditional Tanzanian life, when a young girl reached puberty she was secluded from society for an extended period, at times many years, to go through the process of initiation into womanhood. During her seclusion, the young initiate (called mwali) was given a carved female figurine or a human-like gourd that served as a surrogate child upon which she lavished care and attention in her mock adulthood. These iconic female figurines, called mwana hiti (literally "child of the tree"), predominately signified reproduction and the continuation of the cycle of life. In some areas of northeastern Tanzania, they donned the clefted hairstyle worn by women, as exemplified by figurative stoppers on medicine gourds and the finials of staffs such as this example. While the gourd, as a container, commonly represented the female principle and contained the oils rubbed on an initiate’s body, the pole-like form of the figurine and staff and the tree species from which it was made referred to the male principle. These sculptural elements therefore taught the initiate about the complementarity of opposites, especially in adult life and social responsibilities.

42

Zanele Muholi, South African, born 1972
Sex ID Crisis, 2003
Gelatin silver print
20 7/8 x 27 5/8 in.
Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund; 2006.42

 

43

Aaron Noble, American, born 1961
Luna, 2005
Hardground, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, sugarlift, white ground, drypoint and roulette
30 1/8 x 22 5/8 in.
Purchased through the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund; 2006.43

 

 

 

44.1
Duffy Wilson, American / Tuscarora, born 1925
Untitled (Eagle), 1979
Stone
15 3/8 x 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.
Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund; 2006.44.1

44.2

 

Unknown artist, Northern Cree
Pair of boots, mid-1980s
Hide, fur, cotton flannel, embroidery thread
15 1/8 x 10 x 8 in.
Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund; 2006.44.2-3



44.4

Unknown artist, Northern Cree
Pair of mittens, mid-1980s
Hide, fur, silk, embroidery thread
15 x 8 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.
Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund; 2006.44.4-5

 

 

Ronald Norman Sherr, American, born 1952
Margaret Amelia Otto (1937-2006), Sixteenth Librarian of the College, 1979-2000, 2006
Oil on panel
27 1/8 x 19 7/8 in.
Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College; 2006.45

Robert Longo, American, born 1953
Men in the Cities IV, 1990
Lithograph
40 x 25 15/16 in.
Purchased through the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund; 2006.48.1

Robert Longo, American, born 1953
Men in the Cities V, 1990
Lithograph
39 15/16 x 25 11/16 in.
Purchased through the Claire and Richard P. Morse 1953 Fund; 2006.48.2

Last Updated: 11/5/07