La Retaguardia (Rear Guard)

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949


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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 College: Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund



George C. Miller


North America, Mexico


20th century

Object Name




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

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. José 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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