September 4, 1942
Today, September 4, the Brooklyn Museum opens an exhibition of recent accessions to its Department of Painting and Sculpture. The exhibition, which includes drawings, sculpture and paintings, is installed in the Entrance Gallery, first floor, where it will remain on view through Sunday, September 27. Among the artists represented are Ralph Blakelock, Thomas Birch and William Rush.
The most important of the oils is Blakelock’s “Moonlight,” which was recently exhibited at the Babcock Galleries’ Blakelock exhibition. It comes to the Museum from the Horatio Rubens collection. Other 19th Century oils include a portrait by Shogogue of Charles and Henry C. Collins; and one of Jane Cooper Sully by her father, Thomas Sully. Among the more modern paintings are: “Carrousel” by Alfred H. Maurer, painted before Maurer came under the influence of French modernism; and Jon Corbino’s “Flood,” which was painted several years ago and is reproduced in the Scribner “Portfolio of American Art.”
The water color section of the exhibition includes one of the rare example of the early 19th Century painter, Thomas Birch. Entitled “Falls of the Passaic,” it was recently shown in the Whitney Museum’s History of American Water Color exhibition.
Two pieces of sculpture are in the exhibition. One, an allegorical figure entitled “Winter,” carved in pine by America’s earliest sculptor, William Rush. This figure stood for many years during the early 19th Century on the grounds of an estate in Germantown, Pa. The other sculpture is a terra cotta figure entitled “Awakening,” by the contemporary Brazilian artist Maria Martins. It was recently exhibited in her one-man show at the Valentino Galleries.
Everett Shinn is represented in the exhibition by a group of ten drawings, the original illustrations for Paul de Keck’s novel “Frederique.” The balance of the exhibition is made up of drawing by Noguchi, La Farge, William S. Mount, Adolf Dehn, Peggy Bacon and Mary Petty.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 7-9/1942, 147. View Original