Circus, Brooksdale Park, Pasadena

Barse Miller, American, 1904 - 1973

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1931

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

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

Frame: 23 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (59.69 x 76.835 cm)

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

2007.6.8

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

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

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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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

Provenance

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

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