Half-Dozen Eggs (Carton of Eggs)

George Tooker, American, 1920 - 2011

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1963

Egg tempera on gessoed panel

Frame: 10 3/8 × 12 3/8 in. (26.4 × 31.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Bequest of Louise W. Schmidt

© George Tooker

P.996.14.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in paint, upper left: Tooker; inscribed, on reverse, in ink, lower right corner: Painted for NAACP / proceeds to go to / NAAACP Legal + Defense Funds / G.T.

Course History

SART 31, SART 72, Painting II, III, Colleen Randall, Spring 2013

Exhibition History

Second Annual Civil Rights Art Auction, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 23,1965, no. 56.

In Memoriam, George Tooker, 1920-2011, Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 16, 2011.

George Tooker, Recipient of the 2007 National Medal of Arts, Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 18-June 19, 2008.

Art of the Civil Rights Movement, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper Wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 23-November 30, 2014.

A Space for Dialogue 99, When Art Intersects History, Allison Carey, Class of 2020, Class of 1954 Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 7-April 26, 2020.

Publication History

Thomas H. Garver, George Tooker, Petaluma, California: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1992, ill.p.145, as "Carton of Eggs"

Allison Carey, A Space for Dialogue 99, When Art Intersects History, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2020.

Provenance

Painted by the artist for the Second Annual Civil Rights Art Auction, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, with proceeds to go to the NAACP Legal and Education Defense Fund; sold to Rosalie Leidinger of Norwich, Vermont, May 23,1965; Louise W. Schmidt (1909-1995); given to present collection, 1996.

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