• American Paintings  auction at Christies

    Sale 2199

    American Paintings

    29 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)

    Clam Digger

    Price Realised  

    Karl Knaths (1891-1971)
    Clam Digger
    signed 'Karl Knaths' (lower left)--signed again, dated 'P-Town-1955-' and inscribed with title (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    50 x 36 in. (127 x 91.4 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York.
    Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, acquired from the above, 1959.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1966.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY THE ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN TO BENEFIT ITS ACQUISITIONS PROGRAM


    Exhibited

    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, and elsewhere, Annual Exhibition, November 9, 1955-January 8, 1956, no. 17.
    Hartford, Connecticut, Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford, Arts in Society, November 1964.