La Retaguardia

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949



Lithograph on cream wove Rives BFK paper

Unnumbered (Edition of 100; some copies unnumbered)

Image: 14 × 18 3/4 in. (35.6 × 47.7 cm)

Sheet: 15 15/16 × 22 13/16 in. (40.5 × 58 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City



George C. Miller


Place Made: Mexico, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Initialed, in stone, lower right: J. C.O.; signed, in graphite, below image, lower right: Jose Clemente Orozco; Watermark: BFK / FRANCE

Course History

ARTH 72, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2015

ARTH 40.04, LACS 30.09, Mexicanidad: Constructing and Dismantling Mexican National Identity, Mary Coffey, Winter 2019

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 110, Constructing the Ideal Soldier, Nathan Savo, Class of 2024, Curator, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 7 January - 26 February 2023

Published References

Camo, Gabriela, Jocelyn Olcott and Mary K. Vaughn. Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics and Power in Modern Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006. Charlot, Jean. "Orozco in New York: Based on His Letters to the Author." College Art Journal. 19.1 (Autumn, 1959), 40-53. Mello, Renato González, and Diane Miliotes, eds. Jose´ Clemente Orozco in the United States: 1927-1934. New York: Norton, 2002. Hood Museum of Art.


Weyhe Gallery, Mount Desert, Maine; sold to present collection, 2015.

Catalogue Raisonne

Clemente Orozco, Jose Clemente Orozco, Graphic Works, 2004, no. 4.

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