From the Aeneid Suite, "He was Deaf to Every Plea..."

Ed Smith, American, born 1956



Graphite and charcoal on gray wove paper

Sheet: 14 15/16 × 22 3/16 in. (37.9 × 56.4 cm)

Frame: 24 1/4 × 27 13/16 in. (61.6 × 70.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

© Ed Smith



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: Ed Smith / 1995; inscribed, in image, in graphite and charcoal, top left to right: He was deaf to Every / Plea, for Destiny barred the way / and a devine influ[ence] checked / his incli[obscured] ten Watermark, lower left: B F K RIVES / FRANCE

Exhibition History

Ed Smith: Recent Work, Artist-in-Residence, Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 14-November 7, 1997.

Publication History

Ed Smith: Recent Work, Artist-in-Residence, Fall 1997, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1997, ill. p. 18.


The artist, Valatie, New York; sold to present collection, 1997.

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