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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 7

    Arthur Dove (1880-1946)

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    Arthur Dove (1880-1946)
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    signed 'Dove' (lower center)
    tempera on canvas
    6 x 8 in. (15.2 x 20.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1943.


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    An American Place, New York, 1943.
    Suzanne M. Mullett Smith, Washington, D.C., acquired from the above, by 1944.
    By descent to the present owner, 1989.


    Literature

    An American Place, Arthur G. Dove, exhibition checklist, New York, 1943, no. 21.
    A.L. Morgan, Arthur Dove: Life and Work with a Catalogue Raisonné, Newark, New Jersey, 1984, pp. 299-300, no. 43.11.


    Exhibited

    New York, An American Place, Arthur G. Dove: Paintings--1942 -1943, February 11-March 17, 1943, no. 21.
    San Francisco, California, San Francisco Museum of Art, Paintings by Arthur Dove, April 22-May 18, 1947.
    Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, December 1970-August 1971, on loan.