2010 Acquisitions Highlights

Margaret Bourke-White
U.S.A., 1904–1971
U.S.A. 20th C.
Drilling Rig, The Texas Co. c. 1935
Gelatin silver print
12-3/4 x 8-7/8 in. (image); 17 x 13-7/8 in. (mount)
32.3 x 22.5 cm. (image); 43.4 x 35.2 cm. (mount)
From the artist to Andrew B. Meldrum, by descent to his wife, Mary Meldrum, to Lee Gallery (dealer), Winchester, MA.
2010.12 Elizabeth K. Raymond Fund
Gérard Quenum
Benin, b. 1971
Republic of Benin 21st C.
Night Watchman (Le Gardien de la Nuit) 2004
Wood, plastic doll, nails, wire, metal, fabric, thread, and cowrie shells
67-5/16 x 13-3/4 x 1-9/16 in.
171 x 35 x 4 cm
Artist's studio, Cotonou, Benin; sent directly to October Gallery (dealer), London, England
2010.15 Museum purchase made possible by the Phyllis Wattis Program Fund
Crispijn de Passe the Elder
Holland, c. 1565–1637
Holland 16th C.
Africa 16th century
Engraving from the series "The Four Continents." Hollstein 599
7-5/8 x 8-3/4 in.
19.4 x 22.2 cm
Christopher Mendez, London; Jan Lewis Slavid (dealer), San Rafael, CA
2010.17 Robert E. and Mary B. P. Gross Fund
Artist unknown
China 15th C.
Neifu Jar 15th C.
Stoneware
24 x 20-1/2 x 20-1/2 in.
61 x 52.1 x 52.1 cm
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY; J. J. Lally & Co. (dealer), New York, NY
2010.19 Membership Art Acquisition Fund
Alice Neel
U.S.A., 1900–1984
U.S.A. 20th C.
The Arab 1976
Oil on canvas
43-7/8 x 32-1/2 in.
111.4 x 82.3 cm
L.A. Louver Gallery (dealer), Venice, CA
2010.25 Museum purchase made possible by the Robert and Ruth Halperin Foundation
Raymond Jennings Saunders
U.S.A., b. 1934
U.S.A. 20th C.
Once Upon a Time 2003
Mixed media and collage on board
80 x 48 in.
203.2 x 121.9 cm
Stephen Wirtz Gallery (dealer), San Francisco, CA
2010.26 Museum purchase in honor of the Contemporary Collectors Circle 25th Anniversary
Thomas Eakins
U.S.A., 1844–1916
U.S.A. 19th C.
Portrait of Professor William D. Marks c. 1886
Oil on canvas
76 x 54 in.
193 x 137.2 cm
Susan Macdowell Eakins (1851–1938; artist’s wife); Sotheby’s, New York, May 24, 1986, lot 53; [consigned Dec. 1, 1999, bought-in]; Herbert and Elizabeth Sussman, Studio City, CA; 11/3/2005 gift to their children: David and Valerie Rucker, Ventura, CA; Dean and Chiara Sussman, Pacific Palisades, CA; Eric and Nancy Sussman, Pacific Palisades, CA; Stephen Sussman, M.D.,Haiku, HI
2010.31 Gift of David and Valerie Rucker, Dean and Chiara Sussman, Eric and Nancy Sussman, and Stephen Sussman, M.D. and Kelly E. Watson
Johann Gottlieb Prestel
Germany, 1739–1808
Germany 18th C.
Truth Defeating Envy (Die Warheit besiegt den Neid) 18th C.
Aquatint and etching, printed in brown and gold
12 x 9 in. (plate); 16-7/8 x 13-1/2 in. (sheet)
30.5 x 22.9 cm. (plate); 42.9 x 34.2 cm. (sheet)
Daniela Laube (dealer), New York, NY
2010.34 Robert E. and Mary B. P. Gross Fund
Artist unknown
Jalisco Mexico, 3rd–6th C.
Warrior 250–500
Ceramic
13-5/16 x 12 x 10 in.
33.9 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm
Barbara and Joseph Goldenberg, Los Angeles, CA, (acc. # G 2003.6), by 2003.
2010.41 Gift of Barbara Goldenberg, Class of '50, and Joseph Goldenberg
Master H.F.E.
Italy, mid-16th century
Italy 16th C.
The Grape Gatherers (The Effects of Wine) (Les Vendangeurs) c. 1530
Engraving
12-3/16 x 22-15/16 in. (sheet)
31 x 58.2 cm. (sheet)
Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne and Whitchurch-on-Thames; R.M. Light & Co., Inc., Santa Barbara, CA; Kirk Edward Long, Oakland, CA
2010.59 The Kirk Edward Long Collection
Odilon Redon
France, 1840–1916
France 19th C.
The Temptation of Saint Anthony ("La Tentation de Saint-Antoine"); Third series 1896
24 lithographs (title page and plates 2–24), with red-toned wrapper printed in gold letters; first edition. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris. Mellerio 134–157
22-3/8 x 15-3/4 in. (sheet)
56.9 x 40 cm. (sheet)
Gallery R. Michel, Paris; sold to Kirk Edward Long, Oakland, CA, 1972.
2010.60.1–25 The Kirk Edward Long Collection
Aegidius Sadeler, II
Flanders (now Belgium), c. 1570–1629
Flanders (now Belgium) 16th C.
Allegorical Portrait of the Hapsburg Emperor Matthias 1614
Engraving. Hollstein 310; The Illustrated Bartsch vol. 72, part 2, 318, iii/iv
26-1/2 x 16-9/16 in. (sheet)
67.3 x 42 cm (sheet)
Samuel Josefowitz, Lausanne and Whitchurch-on-Thames; R.M. Light & Co., Inc., Santa Barbara, CA; Kirk Edward Long, Oakland, CA
2010.61 The Kirk Edward Long Collection
Alexander Calder
U.S.A., 1898–1976
U.S.A. 20th C.
Chariot (Sixteen Black Leaves) 1957
Painted sheet metal, rod and wire painted black
37 x 100 x 48 in. (variable)
94 x 254 x 122 cm. (variable)
Purchased from the artist by Jean and Howard Lipman; The Lipman Family Foundation, Portola Valley, CA
2010.72 Given in honor of Bev Lipman and in celebration of the 50th reunion of the class of 1960 by the Lipman Family Foundation
Arita Kilns
Japan 19th–20th C.
Planter 19th century–20th century
Porcelain (Arita / Imari ware)
5-3/8 x 12-1/8 x 12-1/8 in.
13.7 x 30.8 x 30.8 cm.
Estate of Robert Bothwell, Amarillo, TX
2010.74 Gift of the Estate of Robert Bothwell
Arita Kilns
Japan 19th–20th C.
Serving Dish 19th–20th century
Porcelain (Arita / Imari ware)
2-7/16 x 18-1/8 x 18-1/8 in.
6.2 x 46 x 46 cm
Estate of Robert Bothwell, Amarillo, TX
2010.78 Gift of the Estate of Robert Bothwell
Artist unknown
Japan 19th–20th C.
Tall-Necked Vase 19th– 20th century
Porcelain (Imari ware)
6-3/4 x 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 in
17.1 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm
Estate of Robert Bothwell, Amarillo, TX
2010.79 Gift of the Estate of Robert Bothwell
Sokari Douglas Camp
Nigeria, b. 1958
Nigeria and United Kingdom, 20th C.
Accessories Worn in the Delta 2006
Steel, wood, and gold leaf
82-11/16 x 66-15/16 x 35-7/16 in.
210 x 170 x 90 cm
Sokari Douglas Camp, London, England
2010.80.a-b Museum purchase made possible by the Phyllis Wattis Program Fund
Janet Fish
U.S.A., b. 1938
U.S.A. 20th C.
Goldfish and Autumn Leaves 1979–1980
Oil on canvas
42 x 92 in.
106.7 x 233.7 cm
Robert Millier Gallery, New York, sold to Collection of Gail and Phil Handy, DC Moore Gallery (dealer), New York, NY
2010.81 Modern and Contemporary Art Fund
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
France, 1827–1875
France 19th C.
Maquette for Ugolino and his Sons
c. 1858
Bronze, Susse Foundry
21 x 13-3/4 x 14-9/16 in.
53.3 x 35 x 37 cm
Private collection, France; from whom purchased 1997 by Fraser Partridge, Sevenoaks, Kent; from whom purchased by Robert Bowman Gallery (dealer), London, England
2010.83 Museum purchase made possible by the Kazak Acquisition Fund, the Melitta Vaughan Memorial Fund, and a gift from Martha Mertz
Max Klinger
Germany, 1857–1920
Germany 19th C.
A Glove 1880
Portfolio of 10 engravings, title page, and portfolio case
Kirk Edward Long, Oakland, CA
2010.85.1-12 The Kirk Edward Long Collection
Hendrik Goudt
Netherlands, 1583–1648
Netherlands 17th C.
The Mocking of Ceres (after Adam Elsheimer, Germany, 1578–1610) 1610
Engraving. Hollstein 8.V
12-1/4 x 9-5/8 in. (sheet)
31.1 x 24.5 cm. (sheet)
Andrea Rothe and Jeanne McKee-Rothe, San Mateo, CA
2010.87 Gift of Andrea Rothe and Jeanne McKee-Rothe
Artist unknown
Amhara peoples Ethiopia 19th–20th C.
Shield ("Tafa" or "Gasha") early 19th century-early 20th century
Hide and silver
18 x 18 x 7-7/8 in.
45.7 x 45.7 x 20 cm
Colette Ghysels, by 1970s; sold to Marc and Denyse Ginzberg, Paris, 1998; his sale, Jacaranda Tribal, 2010.
2010.92, Museum purchase made possible by the Phyllis Wattis Program Fund
Artist unknown
Haida Canada
Standing male figure
Wood, pigment, hair
18 x 5-3/4 x 4-1/2 in.
45.7 x 14.6 x 11.4 cm
John Hewitt (dealer), London, by 1983 (uncomfirmed); Christie's London, Sale 2690, lot 104, June 29, 1983; purchased by Joseph and Barbara Goldenberg, Los Angeles (acc. #G83-2000).
2010.123 Bequest of Barbara Goldenberg
Jasper Johns
U.S.A., b. 1930
U.S.A. 20th C.
Black Numeral Series 1969
10 lithographs on German Copperplate Deluxe paper, 45/70 from the "Black Numeral Series." Published by Gemini G.E.L. Field 94–103; Gemini 87–96 (JJ 68-189-198)
37 x 30 in. (sheet)
94 x 76.2 cm (sheet)
The Marmor Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
2010.133.1-10 Gift of the Marmor Foundation (Drs. Michael and Jane Marmor) from the collection of Drs. Judd and Katherine Marmor


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