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Negro Dance Hall, ca. 1915
Stuart Davis

Crayon and ink over graphite on paper, H: 25 x W: 18.75 in (image)
Gift of Mrs. Stuart Davis, 1972   72.144
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: 1981 Newark Museum catalogue
Inscriptions:
recto: l.c. ink "STUART DAVIS"; verso: l.r. graphite "8347[?]"

Labels/Stamps:
"THE NEWARK MUSEUM / Stuart Davis / Negro Dance Hall / ca. 1915 / Crayon and ink on paper / Collection of The Newark Museum, / Gift of Mrs. Stuart Davis, 1972 / 72.144 / 49 WASHINGTON STREET, P.O. BOX 540, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07101-0540"

labesl from old backing on file: "TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART / EXHIBITION: TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN DRAWINGS -- / The Figure in Context / April 29 - June 17, 1984 / 2600 Central Park - Evanston, Illinois 60201 - 312-328-3400"; "No.: 26 Date: 1915 / Title: Negro Dance Hall / Artist: Stuart Davis / Lent By: Collection of the Newark Museum, / Newark, New Jersey / From the exhibition: / ' 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN DRAWINGS: THE / FIGURE IN CONTEXT' / Credit: Organized and circulated by the / International Exhibitions Foundation / Washington, D.C. / This drawing may not be reproduced or photographed / without written permission / from the International Exhibitions Foundation, 1729 H Street, / N.W., Suite 310, Washington, D.C. 20006.";

Provenance: The artist; Mrs. Stuart Davis, New York, N.Y.
Exhibition History:
"Il Secolo del Jazz", MART, Rovereto, Italy, 11/15/2008 - 2/15/2009, Musee du Quai Branley, Paris, France, 3/10 - 6/28/2009, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, 7/21 - 10/18/2009

"More than Meets the Eye: A Century of Realism in New Jersey, 1900 - 1994", The Morris Museum, June 11 - September 17, 1994

"Twentieth Century American Drawings: The Figure in Context", International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, D.C., Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL, April 26 - June 17, 1984; Arkansas Center, Little Rock, July 5 - August 19, 1984; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, September 1 - October 15, 1984; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, November 7 - December 30, 1984; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, January 16 - February 28, 1985; National Academy of Design, NY, NY, March 15 - April 30, 1985

"Watercolors and Drawings by Stuart Davis", Sheridan Square Gallery,New York, New York (December 8 - 18, 1917) (as The Floor Manager (Negro Dance Hall).

"Initial Exhibition of The American Salon of Humorists", Folsom Galleries, New York, New York (April 17 - May 1, 1915)

Keywords: African American, Dance, Drawing