Chambre d'Amour

Robert Motherwell, American, 1915 - 1991

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1958

Oil on linen

Overall: 65 7/8 × 91 in. (167.4 × 231.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Partial purchase through gifts from Melville Straus, Class of 1960 and the Lathrop Fellows and partial gift of the Dedalus Foundation, Inc.

© Robert Motherwell / Dedalus Foundation, Inc. / Licensed by VAGA, New York

P.996.21.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, upper right, lightly incised [possibly with a paint brush handle] in the blue paint: R Motherwell / 58; signed and dated, on reverse: St.-Jean-de-Luz / 1958 France / R. Motherwell / Chambre / d' Amour

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

ARTH 17, Abstract Expressionism, Jim Jordan, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 13-December 27, 1998.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 15, 1996-June 22, 1997.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-May 30, 2003.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 1-September 20, 1999.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-April 8, 1998.

Publication History

David Cateforis, "Robert Motherwell's "Figure Before Blackness"", Spencer Museum of Art, Register, Volume Vii, No. 3, July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001, Lawrence: Spencer Museum of Art, 2001, p. 8 (referenced).

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.35, no.12.

Provenance

The artist (painted in St. Jean de Luz, France) May 1958; Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Bedford Hills, New York; partial gift/purchase to present collection, 1996.

Old Number

Serial #: P58-1578

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