Study for Modern Human Sacrifice (Panel 17) for The Epic of American Civilization

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949

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about 1930-1934

Graphite on tracing paper

Overall: 19 3/4 × 18 3/4 in. (50.2 × 47.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through gifts from Kirsten and Peter Bedford, Class of 1989P; Jane and Raphael Bernstein; Walter Burke, Class of 1944; Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lombard, Class of 1953; Nathan Pearson, Class of 1932; David V. Picker, Class of 1953; Rodman C. Rockefeller, Class of 1954; Kenneth Roman Jr., Class of 1952 and Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935

D.988.52.177

Geography

Place Made: Mexico, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Research Area

Drawing

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, upper right: 2; inscribed, on reverse, lower right: 23, 61.1783.1; inscribed, on reverse, lower left: 1453

Course History

ARTH 16, LACS 48, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2012

SART 20/SART 71, Drawing II/Drawing III, Colleen Randall, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.

Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, March 9-May 19, 2002; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8-December 15, 2002; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico, January 25-April 13, 2003.

Pinta La Revolucion: Arte Moderno Mexicano, 1910-1950; Museo del Palacio de Bellas Arts, Centro Historico, Mexico; February 1-April 30, 2017.

Publication History

Renato Gonzalez Mello and Diane Miliotes, Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College (Copublished by W.W. Norton and Company), 2002, p. 179, fig. 225, listed p. 297.

Provenance

Artist; by descent to the Orozco Family, about 1949; purchased by the present collection, 1988.

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