Étaples and the Canche River at Dusk (formerly titled Untitled (Dusk Scene of a Flooded River and Nearby Town)

Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859 - 1937


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about 1918

Oil on paperboard

Overall: 10 3/4 × 13 7/8 in. (27.3 × 35.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund, the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund, and through gifts from Henry B. Williams; Mrs. Alice Cox, Class of 1939hW; Col. Joseph W. A. Whitehorne II; the Dartmouth Players; and Desmond E. Canavan, by exchange



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, lower left: H. O. TANNER; two old printed labels on frame reverse, transferred from earlier frame: [label 1] FROM GEORGE DAVIDSON, / Carver, Gilder, Artists’ Colourman, / and Dealer in Fine Arts. / PAINTINGS CLEANED AND RESTORED / 123 SAUCHIEHALL STREET, GLASGOW; [label 2, beige letters within blue oval] MANUFACTURED / BY / Geo. Styles [in cursive]/ PHONE / B2628 / 31 ROWE ST. SYD[NEY (a paper scrape obscures the last three letters)]

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 11, 2015.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit, January 28–April 15, 2012; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, May 26–September 9, 2012; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, October 21, 2012–January 13, 2013.

Publication History

Anna O. Marley, ed., Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2012, 95, 253 (color illus.), as Untitled (Dusk Scene of a Flooded River and Nearby Town).

Published References

Lesage, Jean-Claude, “Tanner, The Pillar of Trépied,” in Anna O. Marley, ed., Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit (above, p. 95).


The artist, Paris, France, about 1918; Private Collection, England, date unknown; acquired in Sydney, Australia, date unknown; Swann Galleries [auction house], “African American Fine Art,” New York, October 8, 2009, lot 3; sold to Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2014.

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