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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

    Two Men Rowing on a Lake

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
    Two Men Rowing on a Lake
    signed and dated 'Homer/1892' (upper right)
    watercolor on paper
    15 x 21½ in. (38.1 x 54.6 cm.)


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Spanierman Gallery/CUNY/Goodrich/Whitney catalogue raisonné of the works of Winslow Homer.

    Provenance

    Mr. Ralph Plumb, Buffalo, New York.
    Miss Mabel Choate, New York.
    Estate of the above.
    M. Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1962.
    Mrs. Agnes B. Noyes, Montclair, New Jersey, acquired from the above, 1962.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1962.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    Literature

    Adirondack Museum, Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1959, p. 26.
    Montclair Art Museum, The American Painting Collection of the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, 1977, p. 236, illustrated.
    G. Hendricks, The Life and Work of Winslow Homer, New York, 1979, p. 304, no. CL-358, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, June 3-24, 1962.
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Watercolors and Drawings from the Permanent Collection, January 18-February 8, 1970. Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, The World of Watercolor, May 6-June 24, 1973.
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, American Watercolors from the Collection, September 10-October 29, 1978.
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Watercolors from the Collection, June 26-August 28, 1988.
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, A Museum Collects: Works on Paper, September 17-November 5, 1989.