Iris at Dawn (Iris)

Maria Oakey Dewing, American, 1845 - 1927

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1899

Oil on canvas

Overall: 25 3/16 x 31 5/16 in. (64 x 79.5 cm)

Frame: 38 x 44 in. (96.52 x 111.76 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund and the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

P.999.11

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower left: Maria Oakey Dewing 1899 [date indistinct]; inscribed, on reverse [covered by lining fabric]: Iris at Dawn / painted by Maria Oakey Dewing 1899 / owned by Miss Bartol 17 Chestnut St / Boston / Mass; old inscription on brown paper affixed to new backing: Maria Oakey Dewing / Iris - Oil on canvas 156

Exhibition History

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, March 17, 2016-June 30, 2018.

The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 12-May 24, 2015; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, June 16-September 6, 2015; Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, October 1, 2015-January 3, 2016.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-present.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 15, 2006-May 8, 2007.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Painting Summer in New England, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, April 22-September 4, 2006.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 15, 1999-February 8, 2006.

The Garden, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, New York, New York, Sept.1-Oct. 31, 1991.

Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, New York, 1908, no. 113.

An Exhibition of Paintings by Maria Oakey Dewing, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2-23, 1907, no. 5.

Copley Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1902, no. 105.

Publication History

Anna O. Marley, The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, Phliadelphia, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, 249 pp., ill. p. 148.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Building on Dartmouth's Historic American Collections: Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions since 1985, The Magazine Antiques, November 2007, New York: Brant Publications, color ill. p. 147.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 66-67, no. 45.

Trevor Fairbrother, Painting Summer in New England, New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2006, ill. p. 56.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 17-18, ill. pp. 18, fig. 12.

Susan A. Hobbs, "Maria Oakey Dewing's Flowers and Figures", The Magazine Antiques, New York, NY: Brant Publications, Inc., January 2004, pp. 152-159, color ill. p. 154.

Jennifer Martin, "Portraits of Flowers: The Out-of Door Still Life Paintings of Maria Oakey Dewing," American Art Review 4 (December 1977), 48-55, 114-118 (color illus. 53; listing with catalogue information, 118).

Provenance

The artist; presumably given to Elizabeth Howard Bartol, friend and second cousin of the artist; collection of the artist in 1927 for a brief period following the death of Elizabeth Bartol; probably given to Elizabeth Bartol Dewing, the artist's daughter, following the artist's death Dec. 13, 1927; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson C. White, Waterford, Connecticut; given to their son, George C. White, Waterford, Connecticut, 1977-1979; in exchange for another work, returned by George C. White to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Nelson C. White, Waterford, Connecticut, 1979-1989; owned by Mrs. Nelson C. White, Waterford, Connecticut, 1989-1999, following Mr. Nelson C. White's death in 1989; sold to The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut, 1999.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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