Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Conquerors (Culebra Cut, Panama Canal)

Artist:
Jonas Lie (American, 1880–1940)
Date:
1913
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 50 in. (152.4 x 127 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
George A. Hearn Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 769
Inscription: Signed, dated and inscribed (lower left): Jonas Lie/ Panama 1913
[M. Knoedler & Company, New York, 1913–14; sold to MMA]

New York. M. Knoedler & Company. "Paintings of the Panama Canal by Jonas Lie," December 29, 1913–January 10, 1914, no. 2 or 3 (as "The Conquerors" or "Culebra Cut").

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. "Exhibition of Paintings of the Panama Canal by Jonas Lie," October 3–24, 1914.

New Haven. Pierson College, Yale University. "Exhibition of American Art," January 12–March 22, 1935.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "American Paintings Since Sargent, Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 4–31, 1940, brochure no. 24 (as "The Conquerors").

Moscow. State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. "Representations of America," December 15, 1977–February 15, 1978, no catalogue.

Leningrad. State Hermitage Museum. "Representations of America," March 15–May 15, 1978, no catalogue.

Minsk, Belarus. Palace of Art. "Representations of America," June 15–August 15, 1978, no catalogue.

Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Art Museum. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 9–April 21, 1985, unnum. cat. (p. 97).

Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Museum of Art. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 5–June 30, 1985, unnum. cat.

New York. National Academy of Design. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," July 16–September 1, 1985, unnum. cat.

Evanston, Ill. Terra Museum of American Art. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 15–November 10, 1985, unnum. cat.

Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 12, 1985–January 19, 1986, unnum. cat.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 9–March 30, 1986, unnum. cat.

St. Paul. Minnesota Museum of Art. "The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 20–June 8, 1986, unnum. cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Landscape Painting," April 4–August 13, 1989, no catalogue.

Tulsa, Okla. Philbrook Museum of Art. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14–June 9, 1991, no. 2.

Miami. Center for the Fine Arts. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 29–August 24, 1991, no. 2.

Omaha. Joslyn Art Museum. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 14–November 10, 1991, no. 2.

Tampa Museum of Art. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," December 14, 1991–February 8, 1992, no. 2.

Greenville, S. C. Greenville County Museum of Art. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 17–May 10, 1992, no. 2.

Madison, Wisc. Madison Art Center. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 6–August 2, 1992, no. 2.

Grand Rapids, Mich. Grand Rapids Art Museum. "The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 11–November 8, 1992, no. 2.

Queens Museum of Art. "Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World," June 12, 2012–January 6, 2013, unnumbered cat. (p. 141; as by Joseph [sic] Lie).

Yonkers, N.Y. Hudson River Museum. "Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal," February 6–May 8, 2016, no. 4.

Doylestown, Penn. James A. Michener Art Museum. "Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal," July 23–October 30, 2016, no. 4.

"Painting Acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art." New York Times (March 31, 1935), p. 26.

Henry Geldzahler. American Painting in the Twentieth Century. New York, 1965, p. 219, ill.

Lowery Stokes Sims. The Figure in 20th Century American Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Jacksonville Art Museum. New York, 1984, pp. 92, 96–97, ill. (color).

Lisa Mintz Messinger. Abstract Expressionism, Works on Paper: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., High Museum of Art, Atlanta. New York, 1992, p. 82.

Kirsten M. Jensen in Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal. Exh. cat., Hudson River Museum. Yonkers, N.Y., 2016, pp. 36, 39, cat. no. 4, ill. pp. 39, 81 (color).

Bartholomew F. Bland in Oh Panama! Jonas Lie Paints the Panama Canal. Exh. cat., Hudson River Museum. Yonkers, N.Y., 2016, pp. 55, 59, 66–70.

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