Lil in Yellow Shawl (Standing figure, Torso; Torso, Lil with Yellow Drapery)

Bernard Karfiol, American (born Hungary), 1886 - 1952



Oil on canvas

Overall: 16 1/4 × 12 5/16 in. (41.2 × 31.2 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left: B. Karfiol; signed, dated, and inscribed, by artist, on reverse: Bernard Karfiol "Torso" / 1930. Label on reverse: Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. / 10 W. 54th Street/ N.Y. / Bernard Karfiol 1886 - American / Standing Figure - Torso. 1930. / Lil with Yellow Shawl / January 20, 1931. Label on reverseL Carnegie INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH PA. / Reg. No. 771 / Cas no. 271.3 / "Torso" Lil with Yellow Drapery / Bernard Karfiol / Owner: Bernard Karfiol / --West 77th Str. New York City. Label on reverseL Carnegie Inst. Reg. No. 52.7 Case no. 7 / Lil in yellow Shawl / Bernard Karfiol / Dartmouth College / Hanover New Hampshire

Exhibition History

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

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1935.

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

Harvard Society of Contemporary Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 8-May 23, 1932.

One-Man exhibitioin, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1938.

Publication History

Art News

Jean Paul Slusser, Bernard Karfiol. New York: Whitney Museum of Art, American Artist Series, 1931, ill. p. 17.


Downtown Gallery, New York; sold to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, January 20, 1931; given to present collection, 1935.

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