Mott Street

Dong Kingman (Dong Moy Shu), American, 1911 - 2000


1953 or 1954

Transparent watercolor on very heavy wove [Arches] paper

Overall: 18 7/16 × 21 15/16 in. (46.9 × 55.7 cm)

Frame: 26 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. (67.3 × 74.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Philip H. Greene, in memory of his wife and co-collector, Marjorie B. Greene



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower right: KINGMAN [sheet mounted to back mat-reverse not visible] WATERMARK: embossed, lower left, in oval: VERITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHES TORCHON

Exhibition History

California Style Watercolors from the Philip H. Greene Collection, Edward-Dean Museum of Decorative Arts, Benjamin J. and Mary A. Rabe Gallery, Cherry Valley, CA, June 2-July 31, 1996.

Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11, 2008-January 4, 2009.

Dong Kingman: An American Master, Governors Gallery, Legislative Building, Olympia, WA, Oct. 3-Dec. 8, 2000; Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco, CA, March 3-April 30, 2001; Louisiana Arts & Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA, June 26-Sept.16, 2001; and Brooklyn Public Library, NY, Dec. 7-March 31, 2002. Exhibition catalogue by Monte James, New York: M James Fine Art, ill. in color, p. 33.

Possibly U.S. government-sponsored exhibition in Reykjavik, Iceland, 1954 (see MacAdam's entry in Coastline to Skyline, 2008).

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, ill. p. 10, 21, fig. 3, p. 56, no. 12.

Dong Kingman: An American Master. New York: M James Fine Art, 2000, ill. in color, p. 33.

Dong Kingman, Portraits of Cities, New York: 22nd Century Film Corp., 1997, ill. in color, p. 90.

Walter Garver, "Dong Kingman: Chinese American Watercolor Master," Watercolor Magic, 9 (Autumn 2001), ill. in color, p. 65.

The World of Dong Kingman, directed by James Wong Howe.

Paul J. Karlstrom, The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, American Art Review, Volume XX, Number 6, Leawood, Kansas: American Arts Media, Inc., November-December, 2008, ill. p. 131.


Midtown Galleries, New York, New York; sold to Phillip H. Greene (1925-2014), April 2, 1990; given to present collection, 2007.

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