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Tonita Vigil Pena (Quah Ah), San Ildefonso Pueblo / American, 1893 - 1949, San Ildefonso Pueblo (P'o-Woh-Ge-Owinge), Southwest

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1930-1931

Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on cardstock

Sheet: 11 1/8 × 6 5/8 in. (28.3 × 16.8 cm)

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

W.935.1.86

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Native American

Watercolor

Native American: Southwest

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower right: Quah Ah / Tonita Pena

Exhibition History

The Arts of Native America: Studio Painting, Dartmouth College Museum & Galleries, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 8-June 3, 1979.

Native American Studio School Watercolors, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October--December, 2010.

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

Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting: The Art of Tonita Pena and Joe Herrera, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma, January 25-April 8, 2018.

Exhibition of American Indian Painting and Crafts of the Southwest, 1915-1940, Taylor Hall, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, February 1941.

Publication History

W. Jackson Rushing III, Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting, The Art of Tonita Pena and Joe Herrera, Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018, ill. p. 54, plate 12.

Exhibition of American Indian Painting and Crafts of the Southwest, 1915-1940, Poughkeepsie: Vassar College Art Gallery, 1941, no. 13.

Provenance

Eastern Association for Indian Affairs sale at Miss Wheelwright‘s [Mary Cabot Wheelwright (1878-1958)], North East Harbor, Maine; sold to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), August, 1931; given to present collection, 1935.

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