Old Los Angeles (Los Angeles City Street Scene)

Emil Kosa, Jr., American, 1903 - 1968

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about 1939

Transparent watercolor over charcoal indications on very heavy wove [Arches] paper

Overall: 21 11/16 × 29 1/16 in. (55.1 × 73.8 cm)

Frame: 30 × 36 in. (76.2 × 91.4 cm)

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

2007.6.5

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower right: Emil Kosa Jr.; inscribed in ballpoint ink on reverse: Old Los Angeles ? by Emil Kosa CW?3892; inscribed, in pencil, on reverse: W / 412 [circled] / photographed; printed in red ink on brown gummed tape along top edge: FAIRFAX 9195 / 2944 W. Seventh St. / Los Angeles 5, Cal. [most likely manufacturer or retailer of tape] WATERMARK: embossed, lower right, in oval: VERITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHES TORCHON

Exhibition History

Regionalism: The California View (Watercolors 1929-1945), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, June 25- August 14, 1988.

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.

California-style Watercolorists and the Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930-1950, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September- November 9, 2010.

Adventures in Aquarelle: The California Style in Review, Cunningham Art Gallery, Bakersfield, CA, Sep. 7- Oct. 26 1989, brochure by Philip H. Greene and the Cunningham Art Gallery, printed by Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, 1989.

Publication History

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. 124.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, ill. p. 25, fig. 4, p. 44, no. 6.

Provenance

David and Sons Fine Arts, Laguna Beach, California; sold to Philip H. Greene (1925-2014), February 1, 1984; given to present collection, 2007.

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