Baseball Player (Shop Sign)

Unknown, active in New York, New York, American, 19th century

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about 1880

Painted wood

Overall: 66 15/16 × 19 × 12 3/16 in. (170 × 48.2 × 31 cm)

Block: 4 3/4 × 13 in. (12.1 × 33 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

S.935.1.113

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Sculpture

On view

Inscription

Inscribed, on chest of uniform: BRIGGS

Course History

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2015

Exhibition History

USIA Pavilion, Montreal, Canada, April-October, 1967; Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, March 15-September 13, 1970.

Signs of the Times, Desmoines Art Center, Desmoines, Iowa, December 6, 1963-January 19, 1964; Addison Gallery of American Art, Des Moines, Iowa, February 15-March 22, 1964.

Museum of American Folk Art, New York City, New York, December 1970.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-May 8, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 6, 1991-June 22, 1997.

Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 2019.

Gifts of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-July 11, 1976.

Canadian World Exhibition, October 1966.

American Folk Figures, Barrows Rotunda, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 11-September 28, 1980.

American Folk Art at the Hood Museum of Art (a thematic partial permanent gallery installation); Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

A Century of American Art, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, January 15-February 15, 1966.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 116, no. 104.

Shelley Mehlman Dinohfer, The Art of Baseball: The Great American Game in Painting, Sculpture, and Folk Art, New York: Harmony Books, 1990, p. 131.

Richard Landon, Eclectic Art at Dartmouth's Hood Museum, Plattsburgh, New York: Press-Republican, February 12, 1995, p. B 10.

Ralph Sessions, The Shipcarvers' Art: Figureheads and Cigar-Store Indians in Nineteenth-Century America, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005, pp. 179-189, ill. p. 179.

James Mote, Baseballiana: The Encyclopedia of Baseball In American Culture, New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1989.

Jacquelynn Baas, "a few curious Elephants Bones" to Picasso, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 1985, p. 37-43, ill. p. 39.

Frederick Fried, Artists in Wood, New York: Clarkson N. Potter Inc., 1970, p. 213, no. 192.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 116, no. 89.

Provenance

Acquired in Bridgeport, Connecticut by Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970) of Downtown Gallery, New York, New York, July 10, 1931; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York; given to present collection, 1935.

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