La Ville Orientale (The Oriental City)

Alice Rahon, French and Mexican, 1904 - 1987



Oil on canvas

Overall: 11 × 12 1/2 in. (28 × 31.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ann M. Huebner, Class of 1989 and Ross P. Waller, Class of 1989



Place Made: Mexico, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, center canvas, in graphite: Alice Paalen / Mexico 44 / "La Ville Orientale" / N. 4; Sticker: STENDAHL GALLERIES: Owners: Mr. and Mrs. Harold English / Orchid Ave. illegible.

Exhibition History

Alice Rahon Paalen: Abstractions, Stendhal Art Galleries, Los Angeles, California, March 8-17, 1945.


The artist, 1944; Dr. Hermine Ketenedjian English (1889-1975) and Harold Mudgett English (1890-1953), 1901 Orchild Avenue, Los Angeles, California, [listed as "owners' on the 1945 Stendahl Galleries, Los Angeles exhibition label]; Clars Auction House, Grand November Estate Auction, Lot 6207A, Oakland, California, November 6, 2005; Ann M. Huebner and Ross Waller, Lexington, Virginia; given to present collection, 2015.

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