Bible Reading Aboard the Tegetthof

(133)
1925–26
Provincetown, MA
Oil on composition board
19 7/8 x 23 13/16 in. (50.5 x 60.5 cm)
Inscribed, signed, inscribed, dated lower right: "Tegethoff / E W Dickinson / Provincetown
1926"
Photo: Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute

Notes

Notes: Painted in Provincetown, MA, 1925: December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 1926; January 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, (journal). Inscribed on reverse: "P'town [Provincetown] 1926 [sic] / E W D / 26 x 24"".

See notes for lost companion piece, "Mass for the Tegetthoff," 1923-1924. Letter to R. Parmenter, December 27, 1965, refers first to the loss of "Mass for the Tegetthoff", then to "A less beautiful `Bible Reading in the Tegetthoff' . . . which has, however, a neat passage: the reader is enveloped in a suspended cylindrical curtain 1/2 way down his shins, & his ankles & feet are shown. The mizzen mast is shown and the break of the poop [deck at the stern] & its P & S [port & starboard] ladders all greatly foreshortened from a high station-point."

Provenance

Antoinette Dickinson Van Sickle
Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand H. Davis
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art

Exhibition History

1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective
196163 MoMA: Edwin Dickinson
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
1967b PAA: Selections from the Work of Edwin Dickinson
198688 Utica NY: Two Hundred Years of American Art