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    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 57

    William James Glackens (1870-1938)

    Wickford Harbor, Rhode Island

    Price Realised  

    William James Glackens (1870-1938)
    Wickford Harbor, Rhode Island
    signed 'W Glackens' (lower left)--dated '1909' and inscribed with title (on the upper stretcher bar)
    oil on canvas
    26 x 32 in. (66 x 81.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1956.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    Literature

    R.D.B. Carlisle, A Jewel in the Suburbs: the History of the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, 1982, p. 60, illustrated.
    Montclair Art Museum, The American Painting Collection of the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, 1977, p. 138, illustrated.
    Sarah Lawrence College Art Gallery, Personal Places: American Landscapes, 1905-1930, exhibition catalogue, Bronxville, New York, 1988, pp. 26-27, 71, illustrated.
    M.S. Kushner, A. Anreus, M. Grzesiak and V. Wageman, Three Hundred Years of American Painting: The Montclair Art Museum Collection, New York, 1989, p. 149, no. 189, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Huntington, New York, The Heckscher Museum, Seven/Eight: Paintings by the Canadian "Group of Seven" and the Americans "The Eight," June 18-August 1, 1982.
    Bronxville, New York, Sarah Lawrence College Art Gallery, Personal Places: American Landscapes, 1905-1930, February 16-April 24, 1988.
    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Museum of Art, 300 Years of Art in America: Masterworks from the Montclair Art Museum, September 1993-July 1994.