La Mesa del Carnicero (The Butcher Table); Still Life with Pig‘s Head

Fernando Botero, Colombian, born 1932

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1969

Oil on canvas

Overall: 71 1/16 × 61 1/8 in. (180.5 × 155.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Joachim Jean Aberbach

P.975.72

Geography/Culture

South America, Colombia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, dated, and inscribed, on reverse: Botero '69 'LA MESA DEL CARNICERO'

Course History

GOVT 49.05, Protest and Parties in Latin America, Lisa Baldez, Fall 2019

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

ITAL 10, Introduction to Italian Literature: Masterworks and Great Issues, Tania Convertini, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

ITAL 10, The Culture of Food in Italian Literature, 1300-2013, Tania Convertini, Winter 2014

SART 25, SART 31, SART 72, Painting I, II, III, Thomas Ferrara, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

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

Selections: Contemporary Art, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 1975-January 11, 1976.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, October 17, 1999- January 2, 2000; El Museo del Barrio, New York City, New York, February 10-May 21, 2000.

Fernando Botero, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, March 27-May 19, 1975, no. 9.

Fernando Botero, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Viale S. Franscini 9, 6900 Lugano, Switzeraland, August 1-October 19, 1997.

Acquisitions 1974-1978, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 8, 1978-January 21, 1979.

A Space for Dialogue 96, The Politics of Pink, Charlotte Grussing,Class of 2019, Conroy Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 28-November 3, 2019.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, pp. 151-52, no. 148, ill.

Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Mensch und Tier: Eine paradoxe Beziehung, Ostfildern, GERMANY: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2002, 240 pp., ill. p. 69.

Rudy Chiappini, Fernando Botero Catalogue of Exhibition at Museo d'Arte Moderna, Dicastero Attivita Culturali, Switzerland: Skira Milano, July 1997.

Rivero, Mario. Botero. Bogota: Plaza & Janés, 1973, pp. 86-87.

R. Hammacher-van den Brande, Fernando Botero, Rotterdam: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1975, p. 14, no. 9, ill. p. 24.

Pascal Imperato, "Bombarding Bananas, Zapping Zucchini," The Sciences (Jan/Feb 1985), ill. p. 19.

Klaus Gallwitz, Botero, New York: Rizzoli, 1976, ill. p. 66.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 180, ill. plate no. 111.

German Arciniegas, Fernando Botero, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977, fig. 93.

Clayton C. Kirking and Edward J. Sullivan, Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place, Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1999, p. 15, ill. p. 16

Charlotte Grussing,Class of 2019, Conroy Intern, A Space for Dialogue 96, The Politics of Pink, Hanover, New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.61, no.37.

Provenance

Joachim Jean Aberbach (1910-1992), Old Westbury, New York; given to present collection, 1975.

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