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

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

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.

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, 2006-May 8, 2007.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Publication History

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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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