Study for The Departure of Quetzalcoatl (Panel 7) for The Epic of American Civilization

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949

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1932-1934

Gouache on paper

Overall: 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (45.1 x 45.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through gifts from Kirsten and Peter Bedford, Class of 1989P; Jane and Raphael Bernstein; Walter Burke, Class of 1944; Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lombard, Class of 1953; Nathan Pearson, Class of 1932; David V. Picker, Class of 1953; Rodman C. Rockefeller, Class of 1954; Kenneth Roman Jr., Class of 1952 and Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935

W.988.52.82

Geography/Culture

North America, Mexico

Period

20th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, lower right: 243; inscribed, lower left: 55; inscribed, on reverse, lower left: 1589 (crossed out), 1588, DC 18; inscribed, on reverse, lower right: 29, 61.1776.20

Course History

ARTH 72, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2015

ARTH 7, Orozco, Mary Coffey, Spring 2014

SPAN 7, Transforming Public Space: Mural Art in Mexico and the US, Douglas Moody, Winter 2013

ARTH 16, LACS 48, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2012

ARTH 16, LACS 48, Mexican Muralism, Mary Coffey, Spring 2012

ARTH 71, The “American Century”: Modern Art in the United States, Mary Coffey, Spring 2012

LATS 41, Representations of/from Latinos in the Media and the Arts, Douglas Moody, Spring 2012

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Marlene Heck, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 20, 2016-January 8, 2017.

Men of Fire, Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Friends-Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 7-June 17, 2012; Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York, August 2-October 27, 2012.

Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, March 9-May 19, 2002; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8-December 15, 2002.

Drawings for the Orozco Murals at Dartmouth College, Baker Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 29, 1980.

Orozco: Studies for the Murals at Dartmouth, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York, 1962-1963; unconfirmed international itinerary, 1964-1965.

Publication History

Mary K. Coffey, Sharon Lorenzo, Lisa Mintz Messinger, Stephen Polcari, Men of Fire, Jose Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2012, ill. p.7 (fig. 19) and p. 65.

Renato Gonzalez Mello and Diane Miliotes, Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College (Copublished by W.W. Norton and Company), 2002, p. 97, fig. 103, listed p. 295.

Provenance

Artist; by descent to the Orozco Family, about 1949; purchased by the present collection, 1988.

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