• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    Henry Martin Gasser (1909-1981)

    Harbor Scene

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Henry Martin Gasser (1909-1981)
    Harbor Scene
    signed 'H. Gasser/' (lower right)
    watercolor and pencil on paper laid down on board
    15¼ x 19¾ in. (38.7 x 50.2 cm.)


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    Henry Martin Gasser lived and worked in New Jersey throughout his career painting images of everyday life, making them both specific to a place and also universally appealing. He would often investigate a particular subject, re-creating it with simple variations in order to fully explore its artistic potential. Harbor Scene immediately communicates the intrinsic sense of place that was central to Gasser's ouevre.

    Provenance

    Private collection, New Jersey.
    Estate of the above.
    Sale: R.J. Nichols Auctions, Port Jervis, New York, November 1996.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.