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Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930)
Property formerly from the Estate of Henry Luce III
Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930)

The Captain's Wife

Details
Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930)
The Captain's Wife
oil on canvas
60 x 47¾ in. (152.4 x 121.3 cm.)
Painted in 1924.
Provenance
The artist.
Estate of the artist.
Henry Luce, III, New York.
Literature
L. Mechlin, "Charles W. Hawthorne, 1872-1930," American Magazine of Art, August 1931, p. 103.
E. McCausland, Charles W. Hawthorne: An American Figure Painter, New York, 1947, pp. 45, 52, 73, no. 33, illustrated.
The University of Connecticut Museum of Art, The Paintings of Charles Hawthorne, exhibition catalogue, Storrs, Connecticut, 1968, no. 36, illustrated.
R. Muhlberger, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Chesterfield, Massachusetts, 1999, pp. 49, 56, illustrated.
Exhibited
New York, Frank K.M. Rehn Gallery, 1924.
New York, National Academy of Design, 1924.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1925.
Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1925.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, 1926.
New York, Macbeth Gallery, 1926.
Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Art Institute, 1927.
Chicago, Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1927.
Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1928.
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1928.
St. Louis, Missouri, City Art Museum, 1929.
New York, Century Association, Fifty Years of American Art, 1870-1920, 1938.
Provincetown, Massachusetts, Provincetown Art Association, 1942, 1947.
New York, Grand Central Art Galleries, 1947.
Provincetown, Massachusetts, Provincetown Art Association, 1952.
Provincetown, Massachusetts, Chrysler Museum of Provincetown, Hawthorne Retrospective, June 16-September 17, 1961.
Storrs, Connecticut, The University of Connecticut Museum of Art, and elsewhere, October 12-November 17, 1968, no. 32.
Evanston, Illinois, Terra Museum of American Art, Woman, n.d., no. 42.
Provincetown, Massachusetts, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Charles W. Hawthorne: Major Oils and Late Watercolors, August 20- September 20, 1999.

Lot Essay

The present work was awarded the Carnegie prize for the "Most Meritorious Oil Painting in the Exhibition," in the 1924 Annual at the National Academy of Design, New York. The painting depicts Mrs. Helen Nickerson, a Provincetown school teacher who saw her captain husband drown in the bay during a boat race.

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