Hurricane Still Life

Viktor Schreckengost, American, 1906 - 2008

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about 1950

Watercolor and pen and brown ink (?) over traces of graphite on Winsor & Newton's Water Colour Sketching Board, surfaced with Whatman's Color Pressed Drawing Paper

Sheet: 36 × 28 in. (91.4 × 71.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

W.951.31

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower right: Viktor Schreckengost; printed, on reverse, in rectangle: WINSUR & NEWTON'S / AMERICAN MOUNTED / TRADE [winged lion facing right] MARK / REG U.S. PAT. OFF. / WATER COLOUR SKETCHING BOARD / Mounting Board covered on one side with / WHATMAN'S DRAWING PAPER / This board is made in four surfaces - HOT PRESSED, COLD PRESSED and ROUGH / for General Drawing and Water Colour Work and SPECIAL SURFACE No. 2 for / Blade and White Work. The SPECIAL SURFACE is also suitable for Fashion Plate / Work and Designs for Catalogues, Etc. / SIZE 22 x 30 Inches; printed in circle, below: FACED WITH GENUINE / EXTRA HARD SIZED / WHATMAN DRAWING PAPER / By Authority of the Manufacturers / W. & R. BALSTON LTD.; stamped below: COLD PRESSED; printed exhibition label encased on foamcore backing: 32ND MAY SHOW / THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART / May 3 to June 11, 1950; [typed in form: VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST / "HURRICANE STILL LIFE"]; typed exhibition label on frame reverse: 30. / VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST / HURRICANE STILL LIFE $150 / 23rd TRAV. EXH. CLEVELAND W. COLORS; label, on frame reverse: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, HANOVER, N. H. [underlined] / Bought by Art Department from 23rd Traveling Exhibition of / water colors by Cleveland Artists, / held in Carpenter Galleries / Feb. 1-28, 1951

Exhibition History

Viktor Schreckengost, The National Centennial Exhibition, 100 Years-100 Days-100 Venues, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Elevator Vestibule, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hamsphire, April-June 2006.

32nd Annual Exhibition of Work by Cleveland Artists and Craftsmen [May Show], The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, May 3-June 11, 1950.

23rd Traveling Exhibition of Water Colors by Cleveland Artists, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 1-28, 1951.

Provenance

Viktor Schreckengost, Cleveland, Ohio; sold to present collection, 1951.

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