Balboa Inlet

Barse Miller, American, 1904 - 1973

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1942

Transparent and opaque watercolor and charcoal on very heavy wove [Arches] paper

Overall: 21 × 29 1/2 in. (53.3 × 75 cm)

Frame: 28 1/2 × 37 in. (72.4 × 94 cm)

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

2007.6.7

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Research Area

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right Barse Miller ? ; inscribed on reverse, in ink: "BALBOA INLET" 1942 / BARSE MILLER / 190 BAYVIEW ROAD / PLANDOME MANOR, L.I. N.Y. WATERMARK: embossed, in oval: VERITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHES TORCHON

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 73, Watercolor Washes and the Lure of the Sun: The Climate and Demographics Informing the California Watercolor Movement, Hannah Jeton, Class of 2012, The Kathryn Conroy Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 29-October 28, 2012.

Adventures in Aquarelle: The California Style in Review, 1930's-1980s, Cunningham Art Gallery, Bakersfield, CA, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, 1989. Brochure by Philip H. Greene and the Cunningham Art Gallery, printed by Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, 1989.

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.

Regionalism: The California View, Watercolors 1929-1945, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, June 25-August 14, 1988. Catalogue by Susan M. Henderson, Robert Henning, Jr. and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988, ill. in color, p. 68.

Visions of California, The Irvine Museum, Irvine, CA, 1994.

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. 6, 29, fig. 6, p. 48, no. 8.

Regionalism: The California View, Watercolors 1929-1945, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, June 25-August 14, 1988. Catalogue by Susan M. Henderson, Robert Henning, Jr. and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988, ill. in color, p. 68.

Susan M. Anderson, "California watercolors 1929-1945," American Artist, 52 (August 1988), p. 52.

Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last, California Watercolors 1850?1970: An Illustrated History & Biographical Dictionary, Santa Ana, Calif: Hillcrest Press, 2002, illustration in color p. 162.

Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last, The California Style: California Watercolor Artists, 1925-1955, Beverly Hills, CA: Hillcrest Press, 1985, ill. in color p. 124. (as Corona Del Mar).

Ruth Lilly Westphal and Janet Blake Dominik, American Scene Painting: California, 1930s and 1940s, Irvine, CA: Westphal Publishing, 1991, p. 20.

KOCE-TV, Viewer's Guide for "Visions of California-The Story of California Scene Painting," Huntington Beach, CA, 1994, p. 2.

"Visions of California-The Story of Califonia Scene Painting," nationally distributed television film, produced by KOCE-TV, Huntington Beach, CA, 1994.

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. 125.

Hannah Jetson, A Space of Dialogue 73, Watercolor Washes and the Lure of the Sun: The Climate and Demographics Informing the California Watercolor Movement, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2012, ill. p. 4.

Provenance

Cowie Wilshire Galleries, Los Angeles, California; sold to Philip H. Greene (1925-2014), February 27, 1965; given to present collection, 2007.

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