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 x 29 1/16 in. (55.1 x 73.8 cm)

Frame: 30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.44 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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