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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses (1860-1961)

    Over the River to Grandma's House on Thanksgiving Day

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    Estimate

    Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses (1860-1961)
    Over the River to Grandma's House on Thanksgiving Day
    signed 'Moses.' (lower left)--dated '1943. Nov 1th [sic]' and inscribed with title 'Over the/River to Gran/mas House on thanksgiven [sic] day.' and '465.' (on a label affixed to the backing board)
    oil and glitter on masonite
    21 ¼ x 35 5/8 in. (54 x 90.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1943.


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    This work, painted on November 1, 1943, was assigned number 465 by the artist and entered into her record book on page 24.

    The copyright for this picture is reserved to Grandma Moses Properties, Co., New York.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Otto Kallir, acquired from the above, 1943.
    Mrs. Lytle Hull, acquired from the above, circa 1944.
    (Possibly) Sale: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, circa 1977.
    Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York, 1977.
    Hammer Galleries, New York and Galerie St. Etienne, New York, acquired from the above, 1978.
    Private collection, acquired from the above, 1978.
    Arts, Ltd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
    Oklahoma Publishing Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, acquired from the above.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2012.


    Literature

    O. Kallir, Grandma Moses, New York, 1973, pp. 292, 296, no. 301, illustrated (as Over the River to Grandma's House).