Sketch of Man Holding a Bucket and incomplete sketches of a haypile, a cat, a dog lying down and a cow's behind

Paul Sample, American, 1896 - 1974



Graphite on paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 8 7/8 × 11 7/8 in. (22.6 × 30.1 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

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Not on view


Dated and inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 1938 Hoisington / Hartland Vt; inscribed, in graphite, lower center: sawdust / Everything in this picture / gets darker as it goes back. / - put day on floor. / some cows lie / down; inscribed, in graphite, throughout image: [color notations]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse left center vertically: from A


The artist; given to Dartmouth College Library; transferred to present collection, 2000.

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