Study for Snake and Spears (Panel 2) for The Epic of American Civilization

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949


about 1930-1934

Graphite on cream paper

Overall: 12 × 15 1/2 in. (30.5 × 39.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: 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

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North America, Mexico


20th century

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Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper left: 18" x 7'10"; inscribed, in graphite, lower right, scattered: ar-/auaramy/rojo/w--an/venicic/rojo/pluma/verdes/269; inscribed, on reverse (taped to mat, inscriptions incomplete); inscribed, on reverse, lower right: 61.1785.5, 55@DL,; inscribed, on reverse, lower left: 1269, c. authentication


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

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