To The Rescue

Dorothea Tanning, American, 1910 - 2012


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Oil on canvas

Overall: 80 3/4 × 58 3/8 in. (205.1 × 148.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through gifts from the Lathrop Fellows



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, signed and dated, lowe right: To the Rescue Dorothea Tanning 1965

Course History

SART 31, Painting II, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2012

Exhibition History

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-July 12, 2006.

Dorothea Tanning, Aleandre Iolas Gallery, New York, February 11-March 7, 1965.

Dorothea Tanning, Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva, November 21-December 21, 1974.

Dorothea Tanning, Peinture recentes, petites sculptures d'or, Le Point Cardinal, Paris, May 24-June 30, 1966.

Dorothea Tanning, Retrospective, XXe Festival Belge d'Ete, Belgium, June-August, 1967.

Dorothea Tanning: Insomnias, Paintings from 1954-1955, Kent Gallery, New York, October 21-December 3, 2005.

Dorothea Tanning: Oeuvre, Retrospective, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, May-July 1974.

Dorothea Tanning: Om Konst Kunde Tala (If Art Could Talk), Retrospective, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden, April 3-May 16, 1993.

Dorothea Tanning: Works, 1942-1992, Camden Arts Centre, London, September-November 1993.

Eleven Paintings by Dorothea Tanning, Kent Fine Art, New York, May 18-June 18, 1988.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

Muse, Kent Gallery, New York, February 8-March 27, 2004.

XXIe Salon de Mai, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, May 1965.

Publication History

Katharine Conley, Teaching the Words and Images of Surrealist Artist Dorothea Tanning, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, No. 16, Summer 2006, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, p. 7.

Annual Report 2005-6, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p.25.

Alain Bouquet, Dorothea Tanning, Paris: Jean-Jacques, 1966,ill. p. 144 [misdated 1964].

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.53, no.29.


The artist; Kent Gallery, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2006.

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