Dangerous Nymph of Former Times (Dangereus Nymphe d'Autrefois)

Romare Howard Bearden, American, 1911 - 1988



Acrylic and paper collage on composition board

Sight: 20 11/16 in. (52.5 cm)

Sight: 27 9/16 in. (70 cm)

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

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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in black ink, c. r.: rom/ are/ bear/ den. Inscribed on gummed label on reverse backing: "Dangerous Nymph of Former Times-"/ "Dangereuse Nymphe d'Autrefois/ 21/28 - Acrylic - some collage. Cordier & Ekstrom label on reverse

Course History

SART 31/SART 72, Painting II/III, Jennifer Caine, Winter 2020

AAAS 88.19, Contemporary African-American Artists, Michael Chaney, Summer 2021

Exhibition History

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.

Publication History

Romare Bearden 1970 to 1980, Exhibition Catalogue, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1980, p. 101, no. 86.


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

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: Hood.Collections@dartmouth.edu