Study of Quetzalcoatl and Serpents for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of American Civilization

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949

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about 1930-1934

Graphite on tracing paper

Overall: 18 x 17 3/8 in. (45.7 x 44.1 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



North America, Mexico


20th century

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Inscribed, lower right: 63; inscribed, on reverse, lower right: 61.1776.1, 1361; inscribed, in ink, on reverse: certificate of authenticity; inscribed, on reverse, lower left: 1361

Course History

SPAN 7.2, Transforming Public Space: Mural Art in Mexico and the United States, Douglas Moody, Winter 2015

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

Exhibition History

Orozco: Pintura y Verdad, Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, March 11-July 11, 2010; Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico, September 21-February 27, 2011.


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

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