Baseball Player (Shop Sign)
Unknown, active in New York, New York, American, 19th century
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: Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Place Made: United States, North America
Not on view
Inscribed, on chest of uniform: BRIGGS
ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2015
A Century of American Art, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, January 15-February 15, 1966.
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.
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 Folk Figures, Barrows Rotunda, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 11-September 28, 1980.
Canadian World Exhibition, October 1966.
Gifts of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-July 11, 1976.
Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 2019-September 12, 2021.
Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 6, 1991-June 22, 1997.
Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-May 8, 2007.
Museum of American Folk Art, New York City, New York, December 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.
USIA Pavilion, Montreal, Canada, April-October, 1967; Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, March 15-September 13, 1970.
Richard Landon, Eclectic Art at Dartmouth's Hood Museum, Plattsburgh, New York: Press-Republican, February 12, 1995, p. B 10.
Shelley Mehlman Dinohfer, The Art of Baseball: The Great American Game in Painting, Sculpture, and Folk Art, New York: Harmony Books, 1990, p. 131.
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.
Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 116, no. 104.
Frederick Fried, Artists in Wood, New York: Clarkson N. Potter Inc., 1970, p. 213, no. 192.
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.
Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 116, no. 89.
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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