Where the Trees are Dying

Robert Henri, American, 1865 - 1929

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1918

Pastel on heavy wove paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 12 7/16 × 19 7/8 in. (31.6 × 50.5 cm)

Frame: 21 × 28 3/8 in. (53.3 × 72.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Russell and Jack Huber, Class of 1963

D.2004.39

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in ink, on original frame backing: Robert Henri / "Where the trees are dying" 159 / K; inscribed, (in artist's hand?) in brown ink on reverse: 159 / K / Robert Henri| Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts label on original frame backing: THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS / AND THE PHILADELPHIA WATERCOLOR CLUB / EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL / PHILADELPHIA WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION, 1920 / TITLE: Where the Trees are dying [underscored, title in artist's hand] / [stamped] Robert Henri / 10 Gramercy Park / New York City

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

The Eighteenth Annual Philadelphia Water Color Exhibition, and Nineteenth Annual Exhibition of Minatures, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 7-December 12, 1920, no. 465.

Montross Gallery, New York, New York, 1918.

Embracing Elegance, 1885-1920, American Art from the Huber Family Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-September 4, 2011.

Celebrating Twenty Years: Gifts in Honor of the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-December 12, 2005.

Carl Smalley [Art Dealer], Kansas City, Missouri, 1921. [also had gallery in McPherson, Kansas]

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

R. Henri, Artist's Notebook K, no. 159 as Where the Trees are Dieing (sic)

Katherine W. Hart et al., Celebrating Twenty Years: Gifts in Honor of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2005, pp. 58, ill. p. 59, cat. no. 20.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, ill. p. 237.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Embracing Elegance, 1885-1920, American Art from the Huber Family Collection, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, no. 18, p. 66-67, ill.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 142, no. 114.

Provenance

Paul Magriel, New York; Estate of Claire Loring Smith, Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Royal York Auction, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Huber, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992; given to present collection, 2004.

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