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Recent Acquisitions 17

Gavin Hamilton, Scottish, 1723-1798
Italian School of Painting (Schola Italica Picturea), 1771; published 1800
Forty engravings on wove paper
Sheet: 25 x 17 in.
Purchased through the Adelbert Ames Jr. 1919 Fund; 2009.40.1-40

 

Richard Earlom, British, 1743-1822; after Jan van Huysum, Dutch, 1682-1749
Flower-Piece, 1778
Mezzotint with etching
Sheet: 23 1/16 x 17 9/16 in.
Purchased through the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund; 2009.41

 

Subhankar Banerjee, Indian, born 1967
Known and Unknown Tracks, from the series Oil and the Geese, negative 2006; print 2009
Digital chromogenic print face-mounted to Plexiglas
68 x 86 in.
Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W’18 Fund; 2009.42.1

Subhankar Banerjee, Indian, born 1967
At the Corral—Nikolayev Matvey Gathering Reindeer, from the series Even and the Climate, negative 2007; print 2009
Digital chromogenic print face-mounted to Plexiglas
59 x 74 in.
Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W’18 Fund; 2009.42.2

Using photography to raise awareness of issues that threaten the health and wellbeing of our planet, Subhankar Banerjee has focused all of his efforts since 2000 on indigenous human rights and land conservation issues in the Arctic. Through an extended study of the ecological and cultural diversity of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in all four seasons, his vision has evolved into a visual exploration of the Arctic’s connection to larger global issues such as resource wars, climate change, toxic migration, and human rights struggles of the indigenous northern communities. Banerjee’s photos reveal an unfamiliar and austere physical landscape and at the same time, remind us of our connection to the Arctic, stressing that it is not a world that is geographically or chronologically separate from our own. These two works join another that was acquired in 2007, at the time of the Hood Museum of Art’s 2007 exhibition Resource Wars in the Arctic. Banerjee returned to Dartmouth when he was the Studio Art Department’s artist-in-residence in the winter of 2009.

 

Ilse Martha Bischoff, American, 1901-1990
David Stewart Hull, about 1965-69
Graphite, charcoal, and white chalk on gray wove paper
24 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (sight)
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.1

 

Attributed to George Robert Bonfield, American, 1805-1898
Travelers on a Stormy Path, mid-19th century
Oil on canvas
20 x 24 in.
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.2

During the 1840s and 1850s, George Robert Bonfield was one of the foremost American marine painters. He was particularly adept at capturing dramatic weather effects, a skill evident in this landscape. Bonfield immigrated with his family to the United States in 1816 and settled in Philadelphia. There he enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1820. He exhibited at the Artists Friends Society from 1836 to 1845 and the Pennsylvania Academy from 1847 to 1867. He often titled the landscapes he exhibited simply “Landscape composition,” suggesting that they were products of his imagination more than literal transcriptions of particular scenes.

 

Thomas Mickell Burnham, American, 1818-1866
Boys Playing Paw (Boys Playing Paw-Paw), about 1841
Oil on canvas
36 x 29 in.
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.3

William Tolman Carlton, American, 1816-1888
Fair Exchange, No Robbery, about 1850
Oil on canvas
19 1/2 x 17 1/8 in.
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.4

Eastman Johnson, American, 1824-1906
Peasant Girl of Brabant, 1863
Oil on canvas
15 x 12 1/8 in.
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.5

George Cochran Lambdin, American, 1830-1908
Dressing Dolly, 1862
Chromolithograph (probably; or possibly oil) on card
5 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.6

Samuel S. Carr, American, 1827-1908
The Beach, Coney Island, 1880
Pen and ink, with touches of graphite on wove tan paper
Sheet: 13 x 19 5/8 in. (irregular); Image: 9 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.7

Samuel Marsden Brookes, American, 1816-1892
Hanging Game (Three Songbirds), 1868
Oil on canvas mounted on wooden panel
13 1/2 x 10 in. (sight)
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.8

Jules Tavernier, American, 1844-1889
Kilauea by Moonlight, about 1885-1889
Oil on panel
4 3/4 x 7 in.
Bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; 2009.43.9

Last Updated: 12/21/09