Silver Night

Howard Norton Cook, American, 1901 - 1980


about 1950

Pastel on wove paper, laid down on particle board

Sheet: 22 1/16 × 17 1/4 in. (56 × 43.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, in graphite: lower center, HOWARD COOK; signed and inscribed, in ink, on original cardboard backing: HOWARD COOK / RANCHERS OF TAOS, NEW MEXICO; titled and inscribed, in black crayon, on original backing board: SILVER NIGHT [underscored] / THIS PASTEL IS NOT FIXED / TAPE GLASS WHEN SENDING; inscribed, in graphite, [not artist's hand], on original cardboard: Whittier Fund / Bought June 1953 / from Exhibition of Cook's Works / Carpenter Art Galleries.

Course History

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

Exhibition History

Howard Cook, Carpenter Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1953.

Publication History

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. 230.


The artist; sold to present collection, 1953.

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