Mecklenberg County: High Cotton, Mother and Child

Romare Howard Bearden, American, 1911 - 1988

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1978

Paper collage and acrylic on Masonite

Overall: 6 5/8 × 10 5/8 in. (16.8 × 27 cm)

Frame: 13 × 17 × 2 in. (33 × 43.2 × 5.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein

Art © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

P.986.77.2

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in ink, upper left: romare/ bearden; signed, dated, and inscribed, by artist, on label on reverse: Mecklenberg County./ "High Cotton/ Mother AND Child" 1978 / R. Bearden; inscribed by artist on frame reverse: Everybody was in the fields / except the old folks-

Course History

SART 31, 72, Painting II, III, Jennifer Caine, Winter 2019

SART 31, SART 72, Painting II, Painting III, Jennifer Caine, Fall 2014

SART 20, Drawing II, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2014

SART 17, Special Topics: Digital Painting, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2014

SART 25, Painting I, Tom Ferrara, Spring 2014

SART 25, Painting I, Tom Ferrara, Fall 2013

SART 17, Collage: Bridging the Gap, Esme Thompson, Fall 2013

HIST 16, AAAS 12, Black America to the Civil War, Rashauna Chenault, Winter 2013

SART 17, Collage, Esme Thompson, Fall 2012

Exhibition History

The Art of Romare Bearden: Recollections of Mecklenberg County, Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Staten Island , New York, September 20-February 28, 2002.

Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden‘s Profile Series, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, September 14, 2019-February 2, 2020.

Romare Bearden: Collages, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-April 12, 1998.

Romare Bearden 1970 to 1980, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1980.

Aspects of Human Experience: Works from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 1998-March 14, 1999.

Art Since 1945: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 19, 1992-March 14, 1993.

A Space for Dialogue 33, Picturing Family in "The South", Legacies of the American Civil War, Sophia Hutson, Class of 2006, Kathryn and Caroline Conroy Curatorial Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 29-October 22, 2006.

Publication History

Stephanie Mayer Heydt, Robert G O‘Meally, Rachael Z Delue, Paul Devlin, Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019, ill. no. 4.

Stephanie Dean, "The Mother's Voice", A Video Tape Presentation for partial requirement of MALS Degree, Dartmouth College

Romare Bearden 1970 to 1980, Exhibition Catalogue, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1980, p. 106, no. 214.

Profile I: The Twenties, Cordier & Ekstrom Catalog, 1978, no. 4.

Provenance

Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc., New York, New York; sold to Jane an Raphael Bernstein, Ridgewood, New Jersey; given to present collection, 1986.

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