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Recent Acquisitions 13

Selma Gubin, American, 1903-1974
Three Umbrellas, about 1953
Linocut (black ink) over hand-applied overall green toning on cream wove paper
Image: 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. (irreg.); sheet: 19 x 12 1/2 in.
Gift of Joan Gubin Tolchin; 2009.24.1

Selma Gubin, American, 1903-1974
Three Umbrellas (Yellow Umbrellas) 1953
Linocut (yellow ink) on black wove paper
Image: 17 ¼ x 12 1/8 in. (irreg.); sheet: 18 7/8 x 12 ½ in.
Gift of Joan Gubin Tolchin; 2009.24.2

 

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840-1917
Antonin Proust, about 1884
Drypoint on wove paper
Plate: 9 3/8 x 6 15/16 in.; sheet: 12 1/16 x 8 5/8 in.
Gift of Barbara Eck Sorini in memory of Theodor Dietrich (Dieter) Eck, Class of 1959; 2009.25.1

During a trip to London in the late summer of 1881, Auguste Rodin learned etching and drypoint from his friend Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), who had moved to England more than a decade before. Although he produced only a limited number of prints, Rodin’s drypoints constitute the most important body of work in this medium by any sculptor. As one contemporary critic observed, “He handles the tapering steel (tool) almost as if it were a chisel or a file, and assaults the copper plate as if it were marble.”

By about 1880, Rodin began to supply publishers with ink drawings of his sculptures for reproduction. Similarly, the prints translated a number of his statues into two-dimensional representations. His talent as a draftsman facilitated his proficiency with the printmaker’s tool. After returning to Paris, he continued to practice what he had learned and gradually exhibited his graphic work.

The profile portrait of Antonin Proust (1832-1905), a journalist and politician who served as minister of fine arts in the early 1880s, coincided with the project for the Gates of Hell, the artist’s first public commission and one that Proust had supported. The print was based on a sculpted bust of the sitter executed the same year he produced the drypoint. This particular impression, one of only a handful of the first state (the earliest form of this print), reflected Rodin’s initial application of a network of intersecting lines of varying thicknesses aimed at rendering the features of his model.

Georges Braque, French, 1882-1963
Apples and Leaves (Pommes et Feuilles), 1958
Lithograph
12 x 17 3/4 in.
Gift of Barbara Eck Sorini in memory of Theodor Dietrich (Dieter) Eck, Class of 1959; 2009.25.2

Giorgio Morandi, Italian, 1890-1964
Still Life with Four Objects and Three Bottles (Natura morta con 4 oggetti e 3 bottiglie), 1956
Etching
8 x 7 7/8 in.
Gift of Barbara Eck Sorini in memory of Theodor Dietrich (Dieter) Eck, class of 1959; 2009.25.3

 

Daniel Beltrá, Spanish, 20th century
Agua Boa, Mato Grosso (Brasil), from the New Amazon Landscape Series, August 2008
Digital print on paper
30 x 40 in.
Gift of the artist; 2009.26

 

Richard Buswell, American, born 1945
Newspaper in a Window
Negative: summer 1997; print February 17, 2002
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
8 x 10 in.
Gift of the artist; 2009.27

 

Maud Oakes, American, 1903-1990; Jeff King, American, about 1856-1966
Portfolio of 18 screenprints on paper
Where the Two Came to Their Father: A Navaho War Ceremonial, 1942-43
Mountain Around Which Moving Was Done, Plate 1
Sand Dune Monster, Plate 2
Rock that Claps Together, Plate 3
Across Water, Plate 4
Sun’s House, Plate 5
Lightning Armor House, Plate 6
Concerning-the-Skies Painting, Plate 7
Guessing Tests, Plate 8
Hot Spring, Plate 9
Talking God Painting, Plate 10
Navajo Mountain, Plate 11
Holy Ones Standing on Top of Holy Mountains, Plate 12
Twelve Holy People, Plate 13
Earth and Sky, Plate 14
Big Bear Painting, Plate 15
Big Snake Painting, Plate 16
Big Thunder Painting, Plate 17
Big Wind Painting, Plate 18
Each sheet: 24 x 18 in.
Gift of Dr. Marianne E. Rud in memory of her late husband, Anthony G. Rud, Class of 1943; 2008.28.1-18

 

Ben Frank Moss, American, born 1936
Eight Shallow Dishes, 1979
Oil on paper
5 15/16 x 5 5/16 in.
Purchased through a gift from friends of Ben Moss; 2009.29.1

Ben Frank Moss, American, born 1936
Boundary No. 8, 2006
Graphite on paper
9 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.
Purchased through a gift from friends of Ben Moss; 2009.29.2

Ben Frank Moss, American, born 1936
Boundary No. 40, 2007
Graphite on paper
9 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.
Purchased through a gift from friends of Ben Moss; 2009.29.3

Ben Frank Moss, American, born 1936
Landscape Reflection No. 104, 2007
Oil on paper
6 x 4 3/4 in.
Purchased through a gift from friends of Ben Moss; 2009.29.4

Ben Frank Moss, American, born 1936
Landscape Reflection No. 108, 2007
Oil on paper
6 x 4 3/4 in.
Purchased through a gift from friends of Ben Moss; 2009.29.5

Last Updated: 11/23/09