Mecklenberg County: Round About Sunset

Romare Howard Bearden, American, 1911 - 1988

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1977

Paper collage with watercolor and acrylic on Masonite

Overall: 6 3/4 × 13 5/8 in. (17.2 × 34.6 cm)

Frame: 13 × 20 × 2 in. (33 × 50.8 × 5.1 cm)

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

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

P.986.77.3

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in ink, lower right: bear/ den; signed, dated, and inscribed, by artist, on label, on reverse: Mecklenberg County:/ "Round About Sunset" / R. Bearden/ 1977. Inscribed by artist on frame reverse: When the supper dishes were done / Mabel got ready to go to / choir practice

Course History

SART 17, Collage, Esme Thompson, Fall 2012

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II, III, Summer 2013

SART 25, SART 31, Painting I, II, Summer 2013

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

SART 25, Painting I, Tom Ferrara, Fall 2013

SART 25, Painting I, Tom Ferrara, Spring 2014

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

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

SART 20, Drawing II, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2014

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II/III, Colleen Randall, Fall 2014

AAAS 91.1, ENGL 53.18, The Harlem Renaissance, J. Martin Favor, Winter 2015

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Mary Coffey, Winter 2016

AAAS 67.5, GEOG 21.01, Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms, Abigail Neely, Winter 2019

Exhibition History

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.

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

Figures and Structures: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 2-March 10, 1996.

Points of View, Art History 2, ARTH 2, Winter 2016, Joy Kenseth and Mary Coffey, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1-March 13, 2016.

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

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

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

The Art of Romare Bearden: Recollections of Mecklenberg County, Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Staten Island , New York, September 20-December 30, 2001.

Publication History

Rebecca Bailey, What Is There to Teach About Art?, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 88, Number 8, May 1996, South Burlington: The Lane Press Inc., 1996, pp.36-45, ill. p. 41

Romare Bearden 1970 to 1980, Exhibition Catalogue, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1980, p. 106, no. 215.

Profile I: The Twenties, Cordier & Ekstrom Catalogue, 1978, no. 5.

Sophia Hutson, A Space for Dialogue 33, Picturing Family in "The South", Legacies of the American Civil War, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. cover (detail), p. 4.

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, illus. no. 5.

Provenance

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

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