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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    Arthur Bowen Davies (1862-1928)

    Daughter of Persephone

    Price Realised  

    Arthur Bowen Davies (1862-1928)
    Daughter of Persephone
    signed 'A.B Davies/' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    13¼ x 11¼ in. (33.7 x 28.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1910.


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    Provenance

    Macbeth Gallery, New York.
    Mary Quinn, Brooklyn, New York.
    Mrs. Cornelius J. Sullivan, Long Island, New York, by 1930.
    Mr. Royal Cortissoz, New York, 1931.
    Mrs. Florence S. Schuette, New York.
    Estate of the above.
    Parke-Bernet, New York, 5 January 1946, lot 751.
    Newhouse Gallery, New York.
    [With]Milch Gallery, New York, 1954.
    Mr. William H. Bender, Jr., Bronxville, New York, acquired from the above, 1954.
    Robert Mehlman, New York.
    Megan Moynihan Fine Arts, New York.
    Samuel B. and Marion W. Lawrence, acquired from the above, 1997.
    Christie's, New York, 29 November 2007, lot 8.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Literature

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, A.B. Davies Memorial Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1930, n.p., no. 21, illustrated.
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Dream Vision: The Work of Arthur B. Davies, exhibition catalogue, Boston, Massachusetts, 1981, n.p., illustrated.
    J. Hardin and V.A. Leeds, In the American Spirit: Realism and Impressionism from the Lawrence Collection, exhibition catalogue, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1999, pp. 28, 66, 84, no. 7, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, A.B. Davies Memorial Exhibition, 1930, no. 21.
    Boston, Massachusetts, Institute of Contemporary Art, and elsewhere, Dream Vision: The Work of Arthur B. Davies, March 17-May 10, 1981.
    St. Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, In the American Spirit: Realism and Impressionism from the Lawrence Collection, March 21-June 13, 1999, no. 7.