Roofs

George Copeland Ault, American, 1891 - 1948

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1931

Oil on canvas

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

Frame: 31 1/16 × 24 15/16 in. (78.9 × 63.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

P.935.1.3

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower right: G. C. Ault `31. Signed, dated, and inscribed, by artist, on label on reverse: Roofs / By: George C. Ault / Price: 4300 / 1931

Course History

WRIT 5, The Waste Land, Before and After, Melissa Zeiger, Fall 2013

THEA 90, Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Laurie Cherba Kohn, Fall 2013

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R. Taylor, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

Picturing New York: Images of the City, 1890-1955, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-June 21, 1992.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 18, 2007.

Gifts of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-July 11, 1976.

George Ault, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, April 8-June 8, 1988.

First Municipal Art Exhibition, Rockefeller Center, New York, New York, February 26-March 1934, no. 29.

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 17-December 20, 2013.

Architecture on Paper, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 10, 1983-January 29, 1984.

American Viewpoints: Painting and Sculpture from the Hood Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California, May 5-August 31, 2003.

American Paintings from the Dartmouth Collection, 1910-1960, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 17-April 12, 1998.

Publication History

Susan Lubowsky, GEORGE AULT, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1988, p.53.

Margaret Lowengruend, "George Ault-1891-1948," Art Digest, Vol. 23, No. 20, September 15, 1949, p. 20, illus.

Barbara MacAdam, "Picturing New York: Images of the City, 1890-1955", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1992, no.5.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 98, no. 74.

Provenance

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York; given to present collection, 1935.

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