Medusa

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, American, 1830 - 1908

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about 1854

Marble

Overall: 27 1/2 x 19 x 9 1/2 in. (69.9 x 48.3 x 24.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940

S.996.24

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on reverse: HARRIET HOSMER / SCULPt ["t" is above horizontal line and two periods] / ROME

Course History

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

CLST 4, Classical Mythology, Pramit Chaudhuri, Summer 2014

HIST 27, WGST 23, Gender and Power in American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, Leslie Butler, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachussets, March 15, 2016-June 30, 2018.

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

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.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29, 2005-May 8, 2007.

Critical Faculties: Teaching with the Hood's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-March 13, 2005.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-December 23, 2004.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 26, 1996-June 22, 1997.

December Treasure of the Month, Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Florida, December 1992.

Publication History

Kate Culkin, Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography, Amherst and Boston, University of Massachusetts Press, 2010, 219 pp., B&W illustr. p. 110d., fig. 8.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 113, no. 86.

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. 148.

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, ill. p. 19, fig. 14.

Barbara MacAdam, Hosmer's Medusa acquired by Hood Museum, VOX, Volume XV, # 10, November 10-23, 1996, Hanover: Office of Public Affairs, Dartmouth College, p. 2

American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Sotheby's, May 22, 1996, Sale 6854, lot 108, illus.

Provenance

Sotheby's, Sale 6854, lot 108, May 22, 1996; Private Collection, Sarasota, Florida (presumably Mrs. Drew Peters); Drew Peters (art dealer in Philadelphia, ca. 1980); A.L. Burgress, Mt. Holly, New Jersey, 1968 (according to Sotheby's); Mr. and Mrs. Bullard, Brooklyn, New York, 1872 (listed in Sotheby's provenance, but not documented)

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