Circus, Brooksdale Park, Pasadena

Barse Miller, American, 1904 - 1973



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

Sheet (Irreg.): 15 1/16 × 22 7/16 in. (38.2 × 57 cm)

Frame: 23 1/2 × 30 1/4 in. (59.7 × 76.8 cm)

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



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, lower left: Barse Miller--; inscribed, on reverse, in graphite: Circus $100.00; inscribed in different hand on reverse, in ballpoint ink: Brookside Park- / Below Rose Bowl. / Pasadena. / 1930's [with strikethorugh] / 1931 WATERMARK: embossed, in oval: VERITABLE PAPIER D'ARCHES TORCHON

Exhibition History

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

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, 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.

Publication History

The Philip H. Greene Collection of The California Style, Self Published, ca. 2000. (Titled as Circus, Brookdale Park, Pasadena).

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. 126.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p. 36, no. 2.


Mrs. Barse Miller, Plandome Manor, New York; sold to Philip H. Greene (1925-2014), 1986; given to present collection, 2007.

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