The Grand Artificer, Young and Old (James Joyce)

James McGarrell, American, 1930 - 2020



Oil on canvas (two panels)

Panel: 81 × 61 3/4 in. (205.7 × 156.8 cm)

Overall: 81 × 123 3/16 in. (205.7 × 312.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisitions Fund and the Julia L. Whittier Fund



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, on right diptych panel, on reverse, in black marker: THE GRAND ARTIFACER [sic]/ YOUNG AND OLD (JOYCE)/ signed, in black marker: James McGarrell / 1992-93. Inscribed, on left diptych panel, in black marker: J McG

Course History

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

James McGarrell, Artist-in-Residence, Spring 1993, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 16-April 25, 1993.

In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.

Publication History

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 84, no. 73

James McGarrell, "Some Notes by the Artist," in James McGarrell: Ten Years of Big Paintings with Smaller Canvases and Works on Paper (Springfield, Mo: Springfield Art Museum, 1994), pp. 6-7.


The artist, Newbury, Vermont; sold to present collection, 2013.

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