The Boat House

Ernest Lawson, American, 1873 - 1939

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Oil on canvas

Overall: 20 11/16 × 28 1/8 in. (52.5 × 71.5 cm)

Frame: 26 1/2 × 34 5/8 in. (67.3 × 87.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Daisy V. Shapiro in memory of her son, Richard David Shapiro, Class of 1943

P.960.57.4

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: E. LAWSON. Label on reverse: National Gallery of Canada, Ernest Lawson Exhibition Cat. #57, Box 6.; Babcock Galleries, New York, #13211; Milch Galleries American Art, New York

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, On Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

"A Choice of Americans", Paintings from Private Collections, Florence Lewison Gallery, 50 East 76th Street, New York, New York, January 3-27, 1962 (as Summer House).

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

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

Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1, 1981-April 1, 1983.

Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March-April, 1975.

Dedicatory Exhibition, Austin Art Center, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, April-June 1965.

Director's Choice, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10-July 10, 1966.

Ernest Lawson: 1873-1939, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Cananda, January 1967-January 1968.

Honoring Reunion Classes, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-19, 1977.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March, 2009-November 28. 2010.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 29, 1998-September 12, 1999.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College,Hanover, New Hampshire, July 21, 1992-June 22, 1997.

The Dartmouth Collection: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-November 6, 1982.

The Impressionist Mood in America Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York, January 16-February 15, 1959.

The Richard David Shapiro 1943 Memorial Collection, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1968, no. 11.

Publication History

Virginia Reed Colby and James B. Atkinson, Footprints of the Past: Images of Cornish, New Hampshire and The Cornish Colony, Concord: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1996, pp. 243-244, ill. p. 243

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 80, no. 56.

Provenance

The Milch Gallery, New York; sold to Daisy Viertel Shapiro (1890-1984), New York, March 25, 1958; given to present collection, 1960, in memory of her son, First Lieutenant Richard David Shapiro (1921-1944), Class of 1943, who died on December 20, 1944 (his 23rd birthday) in the Battle of Leyte, Philippines.

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