Barnum and Bailey Circus (obverse); Figure Studies (reverse)

Gifford Reynolds Beal, American, 1879 - 1956


not dated

Opaque watercolor over graphite on cardboard (obverse); Crayon (reverse)

Sheet: 11 3/4 × 15 3/4 in. (29.9 × 40 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower right: Gifford Beal

Publication History

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, ill. p. 226.


Possibly acquired from Gifford Beal, May 25, 1927; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948); given to the present collection, 1935.

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