Girl in Kimono

Ben Shahn, American (born Russia, now Lithuania), 1898 - 1969


about 1929

Oil on white wove paper

Sight: 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm)

Sight: 11 in. (27.9 cm)

Frame: 26 1/2 × 22 in. (67.3 × 55.9 cm)

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

Art © Estate of Ben Shahn / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Signed, in brown ink, lower left: Ben Shahn

Exhibition History

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

Ben Shahn Retrospective 1991, Brain Trust Inc., Tokyo, Japan, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo; Himeji City Museum of Art, Himeji; Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima; The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu; the Daimaru Museum, Uneda-Osaka, Osaka, May 9-November 12, 1991.

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

Publication History

Yoshiyuki Fuji, Ben Shahn, Contemporary Great Masters (18 volume series), vol. 1, Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha Ltd., 1992, ill. plate 2.

Laura Katzman, Deconstructing Documentary: Ben Shahn's Use of Photography (an article in the journal in the monograph series of the German Association of American Studies), Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag, C. Winter, Spring 2001, ill. p. 185.

Kenneth W. Prescott, Ben Shahn Retrospective Exhibition, Japan 1991; Brain Trust, Inc. Tokyo, Exhibition Coordinator, ill. p. 27, pl. 1.

Frances K. Pohl, Ben Shahn, with Ben Shahn's Writings, San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, ill. p. 36


Downtown Gallery, New York; sold to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, December 24, 1929; given to present collection, 1935.

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