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

2014.76

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

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

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.

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

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-August 16, 2020.

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 141, ill. plate no. 72.

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).

Provenance

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, New York, October 8, 2009, lot 3; sold to Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2014.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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