Island Pond, Vermont (recto); Standing Female Nude from the Back (verso)

Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974


late 1930s

Watercolor over graphite on wove paper

Overall: 10 1/8 × 13 3/4 in. (25.7 × 34.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the artist, Class of 1920



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Titled, lower center, in black ink: Island Pond / VT; Watermark (partial) along top edge: ...ANSON FRANCe;

Published References

Marling, Karal Ann. Wall-to-Wall America: A Cultural History of Post-Office Murals in the Great Depression. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1982. Sample, Paul, Robert L. McGrath, and Paula F. Glick. Paul Sample: Painter of the American Scene. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1988.


The artist (1896-1974), Norwich, Vermont; the artist's notebooks, drawings and watercolors given in small annual donations to the Dartmouth College Library (through the Friends of the Dartmouth College Library), between 1948-1974; transferred to present collection, 2015.

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