Beginning in the late 1920s, Arthur Dove created abstract compositions inspired by natural forms and forces that he believed would be understood intuitively by the viewer. By the 1930s he was working out his compositions in this type of small-scale washes and then executed his ink drawing over them to lend a degree of clarity to the abstracted areas of color. Here a white form with a black mark suggests a dwelling near a wooded shoreline.
- Artist: Arthur G. Dove, American, 1880-1946
- Medium: Watercolor washes and black ink on cream, moderately thick, rough-textured wove paper
- Dates: ca. 1938
- Dimensions: Sheet: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm) Frame: 16 3/8 x 21 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (41.6 x 54 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower edge, center: "Dove"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1992.112
- Credit Line: Purchased with funds given in memory of Priscilla Crosby Lewis and Gift of the American Art Council
- Rights Statement: © Estate of Arthur G. Dove
- Caption: Arthur G. Dove (American, 1880-1946). Untitled, ca. 1938. Watercolor washes and black ink on cream, moderately thick, rough-textured wove paper, Sheet: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given in memory of Priscilla Crosby Lewis and Gift of the American Art Council, 1992.112. © Estate of Arthur G. Dove
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)