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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    Louis Ritman (1889-1963)

    Girl in a Boat

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Louis Ritman (1889-1963)
    Girl in a Boat
    signed 'L Ritman' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 32 in. (64.8 x 81.3 cm.)
    Painted circa 1916-19.


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné by Richard H. Love and Michael Preston Worley.

    Provenance

    Sally Unterman.
    R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, Illinois.
    Private collection, acquired from the above.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR


    Literature

    B. Weber, The Giverny Luminists: Frieseke, Miller and their Circle, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1995, p. 46, no. 25, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Macbeth Gallery, Paintings by Louis Ritman, March 5-22, 1919, no. 14.
    Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, Exhibition of Paintings by Louis Ritman, May 11-June 10, 1920, no. 10.
    New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, The Giverny Luminists: Frieseke, Miller and Their Circle, November 29, 1995-January 27, 1996.
    Chicago, Illinois, R.H. Love Galleries, Inc., American Images from the Turn of the Century: The Frigon Collection, May 8-June 8, 1996.
    Huntsville, Alabama, The Huntsville Museum of Art, and elsewhere, The Genteel Tradition in American Painting, October 26, 1997- January 4, 1998.