Beach Study No. 3, Provincetown

Charles Demuth, American, 1883 - 1935

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1934

Watercolor and graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 8 7/16 × 11 1/16 in. (21.5 × 28.1 cm)

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

W.935.1.16

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Research Area

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, in graphite, lower left: C. Demuth '34

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

32nd Annual Philadelphia Watercolor Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, no. 417, 1934.

Cape Cod as an Art Colony, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Massachusetts, (no cat. no.), April 30-November 16, 1977.

Charles Demuth of Lancaster, William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, no. 141, September 24-Novemember 6, 1966.

From Copley to Dove: American Drawings and Watercolors at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hamsphire, (no cat.), March 11-May 28, 1989.

Gifts of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Carpenter Art Galleries, Carpenter Hall, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, (no cat.), June 11-July 11, 1976.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

The Mechanical Encrusted on the Living, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, no. 122, October 5-November 14, 1971; University Art Museum, Berkley, California, November 22-January 3, 1972; Phillips Collections, Washington D.C., January 19-February 29, 1972; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, March 19-April 16, 1972.

Works on Paper: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Dartmouth College Collection, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, no. 32, May 30-September 21, 1975.

Publication History

Art of Motherhood Daybook, Abbeville Press, 1995

Phylis Floyd, Treasures of the Hood Museum oof Art, Dartmouth College, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1985, p. 137.

Franklin W. Robinson, [et al.], Works on Paper: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Dartmouth College Collection, Hanover, N.H.: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1975, pp. 46-47.

Charles Demuth of Lancaster, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: William Penn Memorial Museum, September 24, 1966, no. 141.

David Godhard and Pyllis Pous, Charles Demuth, The Mechanical Encrusted on the Living, Berkley: University of California, 1971, p. 76, no. 122.

Cape Cod as an Art Colony, Sandwich: Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1977, p. 13.

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. 170, 267-268, ill. p. 171, no. 54.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, American Art Review, Vol. XVII No. 2, April 2005, pp. 86-93, ill p. 87

Provenance

The artist; consigned to Kraushaar Gallery, New York; sold to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), New York, February 1935; given to present collection, 1935.

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