Basket Dance

Tonita Vigil Peña (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: Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

W.935.1.86

Geography

Place Made: San Ildefonso Pueblo, United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Research Area

Native American

Watercolor

Native American: Southwest

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right: Quah Ah / Tonita Pena

Exhibition History

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

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.

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

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

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.

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–April 11, 2022.

Publication History

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

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.

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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