Study for Contemplation of the Mask

William Christopher, American, 1924 - 1973



Graphite heightened with white chalk on dark olive Canson paper stapled to a thin gold painted wooden board

Sheet: 25 1/2 × 19 1/2 in. (64.8 × 49.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Carola B. and H. G. Terwilliger



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, upper right: Christopher; inscribed, upper left: For Carola and Twig

Exhibition History

Main Lobby, exhibited in conjunction with Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 7-December 6, 2014.

William Christopher, Paintings, Collages, Drawings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Museum and Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 5-28, 1965.


The artist (1924-1973), Hartland, Vermont; given to Carola Bischoff Terwilliger (1899-1984) and Harold Graves (Twig) Terwilliger (1888-1976), South Woodstock, Vermont, date unknown; lent to present collection, 1965; given to present collection, 1972.

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