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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)

    Rocks on Sheep Cove No. 2

    Price Realised  

    Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)
    Rocks on Sheep Cove No. 2
    signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter 73' (lower left)
    watercolor on paper
    22¼ x 31 in. (56.5 x 78.7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    [With]Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.
    Private collection, New York, acquired from the above.


    Literature

    Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Recent Work by Fairfield Porter, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1974, n.p., no. 41.
    E.I. Gatling and Heckscher Museum, Fairfield Porter Retrospecive Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Huntington, New York, 1974, p. 9, no. 55, illustrated.
    J. Ludman, "Checklist of Paintings by Fairfield Porter," Fairfield Porter: An American Classic, New York, 1992, p. 304.
    J. Ludman, Fairfield Porter: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Watercolors and Pastels, New York, 2001, pp. 93, 345, no. L1144, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Recent Work by Fairfield Porter, March 2-23, 1974.
    Huntington, New York, Heckscher Museum, and elsewhere, Fairfield Porter Retrospective Exhibition, December 15, 1974-January 26, 1975.
    Katonah, New York, Katonah Gallery, and elsewhere, Fairfield Porter: The Late Watercolors, June 15-August 10, 1986.