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Study for "Goat"

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
  • Description

    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.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed (lower center): DOVE.

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