Skip to Content

Hartley Entire Collection

Showing 11 of 617


  FILTER RESULTS

[Elephant]

1940-1941
Marsden Hartley, American, (Lewiston, ME, January 4, 1877 - September 2, 1943, Ellsworth, ME)

Notes
From his boyhood Hartley loved the circus. He attended circuses throughout his career, in Paris, Berlin, New York, and Cleveland, where he went with his niece while on a visit to his family. He wrote many essays on different performers and circus arts, including equestriennes, acrobats, and high wire, trapeze acts. Two such essays were included in Adventures in the Arts: Informal Chapters on Painters Vaudeville and Poets (New York: Boni and Liveright, Inc., 1921). At the time of this drawing, in 1940 and 1941 he was finishing a book manuscript on the circus titled Elephants and Rhinestones, the cover of which would feature a string of elephants. Having met John Ringling at some point, he was to spend the winter in Sarasota, Florida, winter home of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. A typescript of Elephants and Rhinestones is one of the manuscripts Norma Berger donated as part of her gift to the MHMC.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Portfolio is "Hartley Entire Collection" and [Objects]Period is ".




Go to Top