• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 4

    Arthur Beecher Carles (1882-1952)

    Abstraction #2

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Arthur Beecher Carles (1882-1952)
    Abstraction #2
    signed 'Carles' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    31 x 35 in. (78.7 x 88.9 cm.)
    Painted circa 1929-35.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Pennsylvania, acquired from the above, circa 1930s.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    Philadelphia Art Alliance, Carles: 22 Paintings, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1944, n.p., no. 18 (as Composition No. 2).
    Nierendorf Gallery, A Great American Colorist: Arthur B. Carles, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1944, n.p., no. 17 (as Composition No. 2).
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paintings by Arthur B. Carles and Franklin C. Watkins, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1946, n.p., no. 26 (as Abstraction).


    Exhibited

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Arthur B. Carles, December 15, 1940-January 5, 1941.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Carles: 22 Paintings, March 2-April 2, 1944 (as Composition No. 2).
    New York, Nierendorf Gallery, The Great American Colorist: Arthur B. Carles, April 18-May 15, 1944 (as Composition No. 2).
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paintings by Arthur B. Carles and Franklin C. Watkins, February 17-March 17, 1946 (as Abstraction).
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, January 15-March 13, 1955 (as Abstraction).