Thanks to our donor J. Monroe Thorington, Class of 1915 (1895-1989), the Graphic Arts Collection holds several paintings with Ecuadorian themes. These small oil paintings depict the dancers of Tacunga or Latacunga and below, travelers from ‘the East’. Neither painting is signed and so, it is uncertain whether the subject matter alone is Ecuadorian or if the artist was also a native of the country.
See also several tourist paintings: https://graphicarts.princeton.edu/2015/06/02/ecuadorian-painting/
Unidentified Artist, Dansante de Tacunga, Cobrando el Bario, no date. Oil on canvas. Graphic Arts Collection GA 2011.01501 [above]
Unidentified Artist, Del Oriente, no date. Oil on canvas. Graphic Arts Collection GA 2011.01502 [below]