Midwife (Breath of Life)

Henry W. Bannarn, American, 1910 - 1965

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about 1940

Mahogany or walnut

Overall: 16 3/4 x 8 3/16 x 5 in. (42.5 x 20.8 x 12.7 cm)

Base: 1 9/16 x 12 7/16 x 9 15/16 in. (4 x 31.6 x 25.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund and the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund

2006.31

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Sculpture

On view

Inscription

Carved, proper left side, at bottom: BANNARN

Course History

GEOG 17, Geopolitics and Third World Development, Patricia Lopez, Spring 2015

GEOG 17, Geopolitics and Third World Development, Patricia Lopez, Spring 2015

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States. Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

ARTH 71, The "American Century": Modern Art in the United States, Mary Coffey, Winter 2015

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Lauren Gulbas, Fall 2013

REL 7, Dark Goddesses and Black Madonnas, Elizabeth Perez, Winter 2013

REL 51, Virgin of Guadalupe, Elizabeth Perez, Winter 2013

ANTH 7, The Values of Medicine, Sienna Craig, Winter 2013

ANTH 7, The Values of Medicine, Sienna Craig, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2-November 1, 2009.

Augusta Savage and the Art Schools of Harlem. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Public Library, New York, October 9, 1988-January 28, 1989.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Saar and Bannarn: Hood Acquires Two Sculptures by African American Artists, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, No. 17, Autumn 2006, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, p. 14.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Building on Dartmouth's Historic American Collections: Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions since 1985, The Magazine Antiques, November 2007, New York: Brant Publications, color ill. p. 149.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 129, no. 102.

Provenance

The artist; to Hassie Bannarn Betz [artist's daugther], about 1965; to Conner-Rosenkranz [art dealer], New York, Fall 2005; sold to present collection, June, 2006.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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