Study of fetal skeleton for The Gods of the Modern World (Panel 15) for The Epic of American Civilization, 1932-1934

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949



Graphite on paper

Sheet: 10 7/8 × 8 1/2 in. (27.6 × 21.6 cm)

Mount: 12 1/8 × 9 5/8 in. (30.8 × 24.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

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



Place Made: Mexico, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 33@D; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, center: Certifico que esto dibujo es original / del Pintor José Clemente Orozoco / sin firma del artista / Margarita V. Orozco [signature] / Lucrecia Orozco [signature]; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 33@D 1240M; reverse, inscribed, in black ink, lower left: 33@DL; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 61.1782.21; on mount, inscribed, in green marker, upper right: 1240M cert. M.L; on mount, inscribed, in black marker, lower left: L240M; on mount, inscribed, in green marker, lower right: Cert. M y L


The artist; by descent to Eugenia Lucrecia Orozco Valladares, Colima, Mexico; sold to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

Orozco family catalogue: 1240

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