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Hood Museum of Art
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Recent Acquisitions 30

Published by J. F. Meyer & Co., Stockholm, Sweden
The Crystal Palace, World Exposition-London 1851, about 1851
Lithograph
12 x 24 3/4 in.
Gift of Irene Hollister, in memory of Paul Hollister; 2008.20

Ralph Albert Blakelock, American, 1847-1919
Violets in a Glass, about 1910
Oil on canvas mounted on board
7 9/16 x 4 3/8 in.
Gift of Peter A. Vogt, Class of 1947, in memory of Judson Hannigan, Class of 1946; 2008.21

Namgay Phurba, Bhutan, born 1964
Thangka (Sakyamuni Buddha, two Bodhisattvas, and two disciples), 2002
Painting: Pigments and burnished gold on cotton cloth; Mount: Cotton, silk, wood, brass
54 3/4 x 40 in.
Gift of Judy and Joe Barker, Class of 1968; 2008.22

Matta, Chilean, 1911-2002
Tarquinia, Italia (For Motherwell), 1990
Felt-tipped pen and watercolor on paper
4 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.
Gift of Renate Ponsold Motherwell; 2008.23

Margery Edwards, Australian, 1933-1989
NY 405, 1986
Mixed media on canvas
36 1/2 x 48 in.
Gift of Dr. K. David G. Edwards; 2008.24

Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975
Interior Shots of Alfred Petersen's Home in Enfield, NH (Kitchen), 1972
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.1

Early in his career as a photographer, Walker Evans developed a straightforward documentary style. Frontal, concisely plain, and remotely passionate, his images have a lyrical quality that is free of sentiment. In 1972, Walker Evans became the first artist-in-residence in photography at Dartmouth College. The artist began his residency by traveling around the Upper Valley with Dartmouth Professor of Studio Art Varujan Boghosian and Director of Visual Studies Matthew Wysocki in order to take pictures and visit antique shops. The deserted kitchen, vacant living room, and crumpled bed that Evans frames so carefully offer both a meditative reflection on the everyday and a revealing slice of Americana. In this series donated to the Hood, four images depict the interior of the home of Mr. Alfred Petersen, an antiques dealer in Enfield, New Hampshire. Three other photographs by Wysocki show Evans with Petersen in his barn, offering a revealing look into the photographer's way of working and providing a rich context for the images of Petersen's home.

Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975
Interior Shots of Alfred Petersen's Home in Enfield, NH (Kitchen Table), 1972
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.2

Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975
Interior Shots of Alfred Petersen's Home in Enfield, NH (Living Room), 1972
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.3

Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975
Interior Shots of Alfred Petersen's Home in Enfield, NH (Bedroom), 1972
Gelatin silver print
12 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.4

Matthew Wysocki, American, 1920-1991
Walker Evans, Alfred Petersen, and Others, 1972
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.5

Matthew Wysocki, American, 1920-1991
Walker Evans, Alfred Petersen, and Others, 1972
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.6

Matthew Wysocki, American, 1920-1991
Walker Evans, Alfred Petersen, and Others, 1972
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.7

Walker Evans, American, 1903-1975
Message from the Interior, 1966
Book of Photographs
1/4 x 14 1/4 x 14 1/8 in.
Gift of Janet Petersen Mayers, Class of 1947W; 2008.25.8

Clara Estelle Sipprell, American, 1885-1975
Robert Frost, 1948
Gelatin silver print
8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.
Anonymous gift; 2008.26

Philip Galle, Flemish, 1537-1612, after Pieter Bruegel I, Flemish, about 1525-1569
Faith, from the series The Seven Virtues, about 1559
Engraving
9 1/8 x 12 in.
Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund and the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund; 2008.28

Ying-He Liu, American, born in China, 1952
Marysa Navarro, Charles Collis Professor of History, 2008
Oil on canvas
46 1/4 x 30 1/8 in.
Commissioned by the Trustees of Dartmouth College; 2008.29

Marion Cravo Neto, Brazilian, born 1947
Christian with Bird, 1991
Gelatin silver print
15 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.
Purchased through the Elizabeth and David C. Lowenstein '67 Fund; Selected by Dartmouth College students who participated in the Hood Museum of Art Seminar Museum Collecting 101; 2008.30

Brazilian photographer Mario Cravo Neto was originally trained as a sculptor, first gaining attention for installations that juxtaposed animate and inanimate objects in a variety of relationships. This conceptual background continues to inform Neto's photography. His images are primarily concerned with documenting the artist's homeland of Bahia in northeastern Brazil and its rich cultural heritage. With Christian with Bird, 1991, the artist underscores the tactile quality of the bird's feathers held against his subject's skin through the use of exquisite detail and dramatic lighting. A sublime yet unsettling joining of man and nature dominates this photograph, as reality, rituals, and a sense of magic combine to haunt its elegant forms. This work was selected for acquisition out of a range of Latin American photographs by students in the Museum Collecting 101 class.

Last Updated: 10/15/08