The Headquarters. Diamond A. Ranch, Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico

Peter Hurd, American, 1904 - 1984

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1960

Tempera on composition board

Overall: 26 1/4 × 38 1/4 in. (66.7 × 97.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Anonymous gift

P.961.29

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower left: Peter Hurd; inscribed, on reverse: DIAMOND "A" HEADQUATERS [underlined] / Painted by Peter Hurd N.A. / at WAGON MOUND N.M. / NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1960 / Technical Procedure [underlined] / on a 5 /16 " Tempered Masonite Panel / coated with 6 coats of LIQUETEX GESSO / the design and basic forms were set down in a warm neutral under painting / using castin colours with LIQUETEX / MEDIUM. The painting was / then finished in egg (yolk only) / Tempera After 6 week of drying / painting was given a protective / coat of Weber Matrar "53" Palette employed [underlined]: / Titanium diox. white / NAPLES YELLOW / YELLOW OCHRE / RED " / INDIAN RED / CADMIUM " / BROWN OCHRE / tierra verde / "" (BURNT) / RAW SIENNA / BURNT " / UNMBER / RAW / MONASTRAL GREEN / VIRIDIAN " / COLBALT VIOLET / MARS " / CERULEAN BLUE / IVORY BLACK

Exhibition History

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 28, 1995-February 14, 1996.

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

Publication History

Altoon Sultan, The Luminous Brush: Painting with Egg Tempera, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999, 128 pp., ill. p. 106.

Provenance

Anonymous collection; given to present collection, 1961.

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