The Fisherman and the Mermaid

Elihu Vedder, American, 1836 - 1923

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1879

Oil on canvas

Overall: 16 9/16 × 28 9/16 in. (42 × 72.5 cm)

Frame: 23 7/8 × 35 3/4 in. (60.6 × 90.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Dana and Miroslav J. Polak

P.982.53

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower left: E. Vedder - 1879

Course History

WGST 51.8, The Femme Fatale in Literature, Film, and Myth, Paul Carranza, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

Recent Acquistions: Carracci to Warhol, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October-December 1983.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 19, 2003-August 21, 2006.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1999-April 17, 2001.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1, 1993-March 10, 1996.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 2, 2015.

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

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, p. 113, no. 100.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 61, no. 40.

Provenance

Probably sold to Mrs. Lorenzo G. [or E.] Woodhouse, 1878; to Mr. S[teve] S. Cumming[s]; on extended loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1909-1936; given to Anita Vedder, 1938;...; Dana and Miroslav J. Polak, Burbank, California; given to present collection, 1982.

Catalogue Raisonne

Probably Regina Sonia, "Elihu Vedder, American visionary artist in Rome (1836-1923)," Rutherford, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1970, no. 332.

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