{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 627, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/627", "Disp_Access_No" : "1988.010", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1921-1925", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1921", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1925", "Disp_Title" : "Gate to Gobi, Peking", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "<i>Gate to Gobi, Peking</i>", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Leon Schulman Gaspard", "Sort_Artist" : "Gaspard, Leon Schulman", "Disp_Dimen" : "12 5/8 x 15 in. (32.07 x 38.1 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "12 5/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "15 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "Stretcher", "Medium" : "Oil on canvas mounted to cardboard", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas mounted to cardboard", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Museum Purchase, 1988.010", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "", "Department" : "Russian", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "<span>7/15/2022 changed dates to "1921-1925" based on correspondence from Elena Ivanova: "<span style="font-family:''Calibri'';font-size:12pt">Gaspard left for China from San Francisco on March 30, 1921, and returned to San Francisco on September 11, 1921. This is documented by contemporaneous newspaper articles. The whole roundtrip lasted only five months, and two of them he spent crossing the Pacific. The story of two and a half year long travels is a myth. His first painting featuring China was exhibited in New York in January 1922, and a year later (March 1923) he had a large show at the Milch Galleries in New York. The majority of works were about China and Mongolia, but quite a few featured Russia and New Mexico as well. This show traveled for the next three years through different American cities. Gaspard continued adding new paintings to it to replace the ones that were sold. Although he never traveled in these countries again, he continued painting scenes from China and Mongolia through the 1920s and some works date from the 1930s (those were distinctively different in style), <br/><br/>I think it is safe to date <span style="font-style:italic">Gate to Gobi</span> 1921-1925.  I noticed that under the signature on the canvas there is a date, but it''s barely visible. Maybe sometime in the feature you may get an opportunity to decipher it."</span><br/><br/>7/5/2012 changed dates from “ca. 1920-22” to “early 1920''s” per 8/6/11 e-mail from Galya Diment of UW (see Research Notes).<br/> 8/6/11 - date supplied by Galya Diment, Professor &amp; Chair, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Univ. of Washington. It is fairly certain that Gaspard and his wife were in China in 1920-1922.</span>", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/1988.010_Fang_Low-Res.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/1988.010_Fang_Low-Res.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/1988.010_Fang_Low-Res.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/1988.010_Fang_Low-Res.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "13670", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }