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Nous Quatre à Paris (We Four in Paris)

Palmer Hayden (American, 1890–1973)
ca. 1930
Watercolor and graphite on paper
21 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (55.2 x 46 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph H. Hazen Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): [Pal]mer Hayden
Brooklyn. Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. "Selected Works by Black Artists from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14–June 14, 1976, unnumbered cat.

Hempstead, N. Y. Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University. "A Blossoming of New Promises: Art in the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance," February 5–March 18, 1984, no. 14.

Pleasantville, N. Y. Reader's Digest. "Faces and Figures: Selected Works by Black Artists from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 12–April 1, 1988, brochure no. 13.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "City Life: Around the Eight," August 22, 2000–January 14, 2001, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "African-American Artists, 1929–1945: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–May 4, 2003, extended to July 6, 2003, no. 36.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art. "Harlem Renaissance," February 5–April 19, 2009, no. 26.

Lowery S. Sims. "The African-American Artist and Abstraction." Norman Lewis: Black Paintings 1946–1977. New York, 1998, p. 43, fig. 25.

Phoebe Wolfskill. "Caricature and the New Negro in the Work of Archibald Motley Jr. and Palmer Hayden." Art Bulletin 91 (September 2009), pp. 343, 356–58, 364 nn. 96–104, fig. 13.

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