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Maker(s):Van Hoesen, Beth
Culture:American (1926-2010)
Title:Dr. R's Skull (State II)
Date Made:1979/80
Materials:Aquatint and drypoint; printer's ink on paper, handcolored with watercolor
Measurements:Mat: 16 in x 20 in; 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet: 13 3/4 in x 14 3/4 in; 34.9 cm x 37.5 cm; Plate/Image: 7 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 19.4 cm x 24.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (pencil): [copyright] Beth Van Hoesen, 1980; TITLE: recto, lwr. l. (pencil): Dr. R's Skull; EDITION: recto, lwr. ctr. (pencil): 9/10; STAMP: recto, lwr. r. (stamp): [a triangle surrounde by a circle with six dots];
Accession Number:  MH 2012.16.3
Credit Line:Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Human skull, facing left, set on a taupe background; a red cord is strung between several screws; a large, circular section is missing from the top of the skull and a line stretches from the forehead to the back of the skull, indicating the separation of the cranium from the lower half of the skull; A piece of tape is affixed to the forehead and several words are inscribed on the skull: LATERAL; APAENGIO; TEMPORAL; TOM RAFFIN M.D.; EPHI[ill.]; NONLAU78[ill.]SENBING MA MTILLY.

prints; skulls; medicine

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