Study for a mural at Radio City Music Hall, New York [since painted over] (sketches of Joan Perry Snell as an infant)

Boardman Robinson, American, 1876 - 1952



Red chalk on cream wove paper

Sheet: 9 1/2 × 8 in. (24.1 × 20.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Joan P. Snell, Class of 1973



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Not on view


Inscribed, dated, and signed, in graphite, lower right: For Marsou (Marcelle Robert Perry, Joan's mother)1931 / Boardman Robinson; inscribed by Joan Perry Snell (donor), on reverse, lower right, in graphite: JPS the baby / Sketches for Radio City / Music Hall mural, since / "disappeared" + anyway / not a success.


The artist; given to Marcelle Robert Perry (1902-1992) and Chester Dwight Perry, Colorado, 1931; to their daughter, Joan Perry Snell (Class of 1973), Hanover, New Hampshire, about 1992; given to present collection, 2013.

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