"1087. Afrique Occidentale - Jeunne Femmes Arabes" (Western Africa - Young Arab Women)

François-Edmond Fortier, French (worked in Dakar, Senegal), 1862 - 1928


about 1900-1906

Photo offset lithograph postcard

Fortier 1087

Overall: 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 13.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Place Made: Senegal, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, in black ink, top center: 1087. - Afrique Occidentale. - Jeunne Femmes Arabes; printed, in black ink, bottom right: Collection Generale Fortier, Dakar Reproduction interdite; stamped, on reverse, in blue ink: Cartes Postales documentaires 19_ / Collection / Louis / HESSENBRUCH No_; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, top center: Aquarellee / Watercolored

Course History

HIST 7.2, Harem: European Imaginations and Ottoman Realities, Zeynep Turkyilmaz, Katherine Hart, Amelia Kahl, Spring 2012

HIST 66, AAAS 15, History of Africa since 1800, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

WGST 41.4, Transnational Muslim Feminisms, Zahra. Ayubi, Fall 2014

WGST 65.7, Queer Popular Culture, Eng-Beng Lim, Summer 2015

REL 28.04, MES 19.05, WGSS 43.06, Gender in Islam, Zahra Ayubi, Spring 2020

GOVT 86.43/MES 12.14, Intellectual History of Racism, Michelle Clarke and Jonathan Smolin, Spring 2022

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 89, Goddesses, Models, and Prostitutes: An Exploration of the Reclining Female Nude, Olivia Field, Class of 2015, Kathryn Conroy Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 18-August 30, 2015.

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

Homecoming: Domesticity and Kinship in Global African Art, Harteveldt Family Gallery, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, and Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22, 2023–May 25, 2024.

Publication History

Olivia Field, A Space for Dialogue 89, Goddesses, Models, and Prostitutes: An Exploration of the Reclining Female Nude, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2015, checklist no. 3.


Alexandre Przopiorski, Lyon, France; sold to present collection, 2006.

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