Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses (1860-1961)
Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses (1860-1961)

Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey

Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses (1860-1961)
Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey
signed 'Moses.' (lower right)--dated '1944./July 22.' and inscribed with title and '778.' (on a label affixed to the backing board)
oil and glitter on masonite
19¾ x 26 in. (50.2 x 66 cm.)
The artist.
Galerie St. Etienne, New York, acquired from the above, 1944.
James Vigeveno Galleries, Los Angeles, California, acquired from the above, 1946.
Louis B. Mayer, Beverly Hills, California, (probably) acquired from the above.
[With]Hammer Galleries, New York, 1962.
Allan Bluestein, acquired from the above, 1962.
Sotheby's, New York, 10 December 1981, lot 207.
Thomas Mellon Evans, (probably) acquired from the above.
By descent to the present owner.
N. Davids, "To Grandmother's House We Go," Collier's Magazine, January 6, 1945, p. 48, illustrated.
O. Kallir, Grandma Moses, New York, 1973, p. 294, no. 403, illustrated.
J. Kallir, Grandma Moses: The Artist Behind the Myth, New York, 1982, pp. 63, 84, 100, 102-03, illustrated.

Lot Essay

The present work, executed on July 22, 1944, was assigned number 778 by the artist and entered into her record book on p. 31.

The copyright for this painting is reserved to Grandma Moses Properties, Co., New York.

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