Exhibitions/ Art Object

Study for "Goat"

Artist:
Arthur Dove (American, Canandaigua, New York 1880–1946 Huntington, New York )
Date:
ca. 1934
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paperboard
Dimensions:
4 x 6 in. (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.75
Rights and Reproduction:
© The estate of Arthur G. Dove
Not on view
This watercolor is a study for Dove's oil painting of the same title (49.70.37). Dove typically worked out his compositional arrangements and color schemes in this medium, on a small scale, then transferred the image to a larger canvas by means of a projector-like "magic lantern" or a copying tool called a pantograph. A comparison with the Goat painting demonstrates the artist's adherence to his original conception of the work, with only minimal alterations to its shapes and tones.
Inscription: Signed (lower center): dove.
the artist (from 1935; to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (probably 1939–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist no. 13).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Two Hundred Years of Watercolor Painting in America: An Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the American Watercolor Society," December 8, 1966–January 29, 1967, no. 178.

Seattle Art Museum. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Selection 1," February 7–March 31, 1991, no. 141.

Tulsa. Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Selection 1," April 20–June 15, 1991, no. 141.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Watercolors from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 15–December 10, 1991, no. 141.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 84.

Jessica Murphy in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 122, 261, no. 84, ill. (color).

Isabelle Duvernois and Rachel Mustalish in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, p. 122.



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