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

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949



Graphite and ink on paper

Sheet: 8 1/2 × 5 in. (21.6 × 12.7 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


Reverse, inscribed, in graphite, upper left: 1241 [on tape]; reverse, inscribed, in blue ink, upper left: A.; reverse, inscribed, in blue ink, center left: Original del Pinto José Celmente / Orozco, sin firma del / artista / Mararita de V. Orozco [signature]; reverse, inscribed, in black ink, center left: MAINS; reverse, inscribed, in blue ink, lower left: A; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 32@D; reverse, inscribed, in black ink, lower left: 32@DL; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 15 [arrow pointing left] 61.1782.20

Course History

SPAN 7.05, Transforming Public Space: Mural Art in Mexico and the United States, Douglas Moody, Winter 2019

Humanities 2.01, The Modern Labyrinth, Lucas Hollister, Petra McGillen, Andrea Tarnowski, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2023


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

Catalogue Raisonne

Orozco family catalogue: 1241

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