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Exhibition checklist: "Nature in America: Taming the Landscape"

Nature in America: Taming the Landscape
June 29 – August 26, 2012
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College
http://fllac.vassar.edu
Exhibition Checklist 

GALLERY ONE: THE YOUNG NATION AND EXPANSION: DOMESTICATING THE WILD

Thomas Cole (American, b. England 1801-1848)
Landscape Sketch
Graphite and watercolor on cream wove paper
6 7/16 x 9 in. (16.4 x 22.9 cm.)
Purchase, Suzette Morton Davidson, class of 1934, Fund 1984.28

Thomas Doughty (American 1792-1856)
The Upper Hudson
Oil on canvas
14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.24

William Hart (American, b. Scotland 1823-1894)
The Wild New England Shore, 1859
Oil on canvas
12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm.)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.44.r 

Frank Jay Haynes (American 1853-1921)
Pulpit Terrace and Bunsen Peak, 1887
Albumen print
17 x 21 ½ in. (43.2 x 54.6 cm.) (image)
17 ¼ x 21 ¾ in. (43.8 x 55.2 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase, Jim and Carol Kautz, class of 1955, in honor of Richard and Ronay Menschel
2002.6.1 

William Henry Jackson (American 1843-1942)
Curecanti Needle, Black Canyon
Albumen print
4 1/8 x 6 ½ in. (10.5 x 16.5 cm.) (image)
Gift of Winston and Jeffrey Adler Collection of Nineteenth-Century Photography
1984.52.52 

William Henry Jackson (American 1843-1942)
Curecanti Needle, Canyon of the Gunnison
Albumen print
6 ½ x 4 ¼ in. (16.5 x 10.8 cm.) (image)
Gift of Winston and Jeffrey Adler Collection of Nineteenth-Century Photography
1984.52.55 

Jervis McEntee (American 1828-1890)
Figures Under a Tree, 1857
Graphite on dark cream wove paper
13 ¼ x 17 3/8 in. (33.7 x 44.1 cm.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld
1982.42.2 

Jervis McEntee (American 1828-1891)
Passing Storm, 1872
Oil on canvas
14 7/8 x 26 ¼ in. (37.8 x 66.7 cm.)
Gift of Mrs. Robert Wilkinson, in memory of Edith Wilkinson
1978.3.3 

Charles Herbert Moore (American 1840-1930)
The Upper Palisades, 1860
Oil on canvas
12 x 20 1/8 in. (30.5 x 51.1 cm.)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.61 

Alexander Robertson (American, b. Scotland 1772-1841)
From near Poughkeepsie Landing, 1796
(verso: graphite sketches of river landscapes)
Pen and black ink on cream laid paper
8 ¾ x 11 ½ in. (22.2 x 29.2 cm.)
Gift of Ellen Gordon Milberg, class of 1960
1984.9.1 

Andrew Joseph Russell (American 1829/30-1902)
Bitter Creek Valley, Near Green River, ca. 1868
Published in Sun pictures of Rocky Mountain scenery, with a description of the geographical and geological features, and some account of the great West (New York: Julien Bien, 1870)
Albumen print
6 x 7 15/16 in. (15.2 x 20.2 cm.) (image)
9 3/8 x 13 in. (23.8 x 33 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Winston and Jeffrey Adler Collection of Nineteenth-Century Photography
1988.48.19 

Aaron Draper Shattuck (American 1832-1928)
Porcupine I., Mt. Desert, 1858
Graphite on cream wove paper lined with thick cream tissue
11 ¼ x 17 7/8 in. (28.6 x 45.4 cm.) (sheet)
11 5/8 x 18 ¼ in. (29.5 x 46.4 cm.) (tissue)
On loan from Dia Art Foundation
80.339 

Aaron Draper Shattuck (American 1832-1928)
Sunset at Lancaster, New Hampshire, 1859
Oil on canvas
8 ½ x 14 in. (21.6 x 35.6 cm.)
Gift of Matthew Vassar
1864.1.66 

James Smillie (American b. Scotland 1807-1885) after Thomas Cole (American, b. England 1801-1848)
The Voyage of Life: Childhood, 1855
Steel engraving (etching and engraving) with watercolor and gouache on cream wove paper
15 3/8 x 22 13/16 in. (39.1 x 57.9 cm.) (image)
19 7/16 x 25 5/8 in. (49.4 x 65.1 cm.) (sheet)
X.37 

William T. Russell Smith (American, b. Scotland 1812-1896)
View Along the Wissahiccon River
Oil on paper
11 ¼ x 8 1/8 in. (28.6 x 20.6 cm.)
Gift of Fred (class of 1985) and Suzy Bancroft in honor of the class of 1985
2009.29 

Seneca Ray Stoddard (American 1843-1917)
Untitled
Albumen print
6 ½ x 8 ½ in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Winston and Jeffrey Adler Collection of Nineteenth-Century Photography
1988.48.15

Unknown (after Thomas Cole, American, b. England 1801-1848)
Dream of Arcadia
31 ¼ x 46 in. (79.4 x 116.8 cm.)
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Estate of Matthew Vassar
X.154 

Carleton E. Watkins (American 1830-1912), printed by Isaiah W. Taber (American 1830-1912), Taber Photographic Studio, San Francisco
Bridal Veil Falls, 900 feet
Albumen print
8 x 4 ¾ in. (20.3 x 12 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Winston and Jeffrey Adler Collection of Nineteenth-Century Photography
1984.52.74 

GALLERY TWO: AFTER THE CIVIL WAR: SOFTENING THE FACE OF NATURE

Milton Avery (American 1885-1965)
Gloucester Dawn, ca. 1921
Oil on artist’s board
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
Gift of Susan and Steven Hirsch, class of 1971
2000.37.1 

Ralph A. Blakelock (American 1847-1919)
Moonlit Landscape
Oil on panel
4 9/16 x 5 9/16 in. (11.6 x 14.1 cm.)
Anonymous Gift
1979.9.1 

Henry Farrer (American 1843-1903)
Woods at Dusk, 1887
Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper laid down on board
10 7/8 x 18 in. (27.6 x 45.7 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase
1887.1 

Daniel Garber (American 1880-1958)
Frame by Bernard Badura (American 1896-1986)
The Bridge at New Hope, 1952
Oil on canvas
23 ½ x 19 ½ in. (59.7 x 49.5 cm.) (canvas)
31 ½ x 27 ½ x 1 ½ in. (80 x 69.9 x 3.8 cm.) (frame)
Bequest of Elinore Ridge, class of 1926
1999.5 

William Morris Hunt (1824-1879)
Night Scene: A River
Charcoal on cream textured paper laid down on paperboard
6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (17.5 x 25.1 cm.)
Purchase, Suzette Morton Davidson, class of 1934, Fund and Chatterton Fund
1974.42 

George Inness (American 1825-1894)
Edge of the Woods (also known as The River Bank and Edge of the Forest), ca. 1860
Oil on artist’s board
11 ¼ x 15 ¼ in. (28.6 x 38.7 cm.)
Anonymous gift
1970.16 

John Francis Murphy (American 1853-1921)
Sunset Landscape, 1885
Oil on canvas
8 ¼ x 10 15/16 in. (20.9 x 27.8 cm.)
Anonymous Gift
1979.9.3 

Harry Cogswell Rubincam (American 1871-1940)
Study of Trees, ca. 1905
Platinum print mounted on a woodcut printed on thin cream paper
8 x 6 ¼ in. (20.3 x 15.9 cm.) (platinum print)
14 7/8 x 11 ¾ in. (37.8 x 29.8 cm.) (mount)
Purchase, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund
2002.24.4 

James David Smillie (American 1833-1909)
Coastal View, 1881
Charcoal and white chalk on thick, beige wove paper
17 ½ x 18 3/16 in. (44.5 x 46.2 cm.) (sheet)
On loan from Dia Art Foundation
81.005 

Edward Steichen (American, b. Luxembourg 1879-1973)
Moonrise, Mamaroneck, New York, 1904
From the portfolio The Early Years, 1900-1927
Photogravure on paper (printed 1981)
12 ¼ x 10 in. (31.1 x 25.4 cm.) (image)
19 ¾ x 15 ¾ in. (50.2 x 40 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase, E. Powis and Anne Keating Jones, class of 1943, Fund
1981.68.4 

Abbott H. Thayer (American 1849-1921)
Winter on the Hudson
Oil on canvas
14 ¾ x 19 ½ in. (37.5 x 49.5 cm.)
Gift of Elizabeth Cabot Lyman, class of 1964, in memory of Elizabeth Lewis Cabot, class of 1927
2002.13

Dwight William Tryon (American 1849-1925)
Moonlight
Pastel on dark brown paper
7 ½ x 11 ¼ in. (19 x 28.6 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Mrs. Deborah Elton Allen, class of 1930
1989.10.2 

John Henry Twachtman (American 1853-1902)
Landscape with House
Pastel on brown wove paper
9 ½ x 13 ½ in. (24.1 x 34.3 cm.)
Gift of Jane C. (Jane L. Callomon, class of 1950) and Leon A. Arkus
1984.50.1

Henry Wolf (American, b. France 1852-1916), after Charles Melville Dewey (American 1849-1937)
Landscape
Wood engraving in black ink on chine collé mounted on cream paperboard
4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (12.4 x 16.8 cm.) (image)
10 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. (26 x 29.7 cm.) (mount)
Bequest of Margaret S. Bedell, class of 1880
1932.4.6 

GALLERY THREE: THE PROGRESSIVE ERA THROUGH THE WORLD WARS: BREAKING NATURE APART

Ansel Adams (American 1902-1984)
Mt. Williamson from Manzanar, California, 1944
Gelatin silver print, printed later
15 3/8 x 20 in. (39.1 x 50.8 cm.) (sheet)
Purchase, The Charles E. Merrill Trust Fund
1973.22.24 

Oscar Bluemner (American 1867-1938)
Red Soil (also known as Barns), 1924
Watercolor and gouache on cream wove paper
10 ½ x 13 ½ in. (26.7 x 34.3 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Paul Rosenfeld
1950.1.9 

Andrew Dasburg (American 1887-1979)
Hudson River
Oil on canvas
15 ½ x 19 ½ in. (39.4 x 49.5 cm.)
Gift of Susan and Steven Hirsch, class of 1971
2005.35.6 

Arthur Dove (American 1880-1946)
Silver Ball, 1930
Oil on canvas
18 x 22 ¼ in. (45.7 x 56.5 cm.)
Gift of Paul Rosenfeld
1950.1.3 

Andreas Feininger (American, b. France 1906-1999)
Man-Made Landscape, Signal Hill, California, 1947
Gelatin silver print
10 ¾ x 13 ½ in. (27.3 x 34.3 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of the Feininger Family
2001.17.14 

Ernest Fiene (American, b. Germany 1894-1965)
Spring Landscape, 1924
Drypoint and roulette, with surface tone, on cream wove paper
6 x 7 7/8 in. (15.2 x 20 cm.) (platemark)
9 ½ x 12 7/8 in. (24.13 x 32.7 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Mrs. Frederick L. Emeny (Caroline G. Bush, class of 1931)
1938.3 

Rosella Hartman (American 1895-1993)
Untitled, 1933
Black ink over graphite on cream wove paper
24 3/16 x 19 3/8 in. (61.4 x 49.2 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Susan and Steven Hirsch, class of 1971
1995.12 

John Marin (American 1870-1953)
Abstract Landscape (also known as Untitled), 1921
Watercolor and black crayon on cream wove paper
16 5/16 x 19 ½ in. (41.5 x 49.6 cm.) (sheet)
Reich 21.1
Gift of Lynn G. Straus, class of 1946
2010.6.2

John Marin (American 1870-1953)
On Skyline Drive, Ramapo Mountains No. 2 (also known as Ramapo Mountains No. 5), 1950
Watercolor and graphite on cream wove paper
9 ¾ x 14 in. (24.8 x 35.6 cm.) (sheet)
Reich 50.53
Gift of Leon Despres in memory of Marian Alschuler Despres, class of 1930
2008.27.14 

Fairfield Porter (American 1907-1975)
House in East Hampton, 1952
Oil on canvas
14 x 18 in. (35.6 x 45.7 cm.) (sight)
Gift from the Roland F. Pease Collection
1997.11.3 

Grant Wood (American 1892-1942)
Rural Landscape, ca. 1931
Oil on panel
13 x 15 in. (33 x 38.1 cm.)
Gift of Ellen Douglas Williamson, class of 1927
1978.14 

William Zorach (American, b. Lithuania 1887-1966)
Stylized Tree – Cactus, 1917
Graphite on cream wove paper
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm.) (sheet)
Gift of Michael Cohn, in honor of Rebecca Ann Bean, class of 1972
1971.30.2.r

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