Milton Avery (1885-1965)
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Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Pigs No. 2

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Milton Avery (1885-1965)
Pigs No. 2
signed 'Milton Avery' (lower left)--signed again, dated '1939' and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
oil on canvas laid down on board
15 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (40.3 x 50.5 cm.)
Painted in 1939.
Provenance
Milton Avery Trust.
Chapellier Galleries, Inc., New York, 1982.
Private collection, acquired from the above, 1982.
Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1984, lot 232, sold by the above.
Acquired by the late owners from the above.
Literature
J. Barnitz, et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere, vol. II, New York, 1988, pp. 131-32, no. 63, illustrated (as Pigs in Clover).
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Lot Essay

According to the artist's wife, Sally Michel Avery, the present work "stemmed from a summer in Connecticut when we spent a great deal of time at a neighboring farm sketching cows, pigs, and other farm animals." (unpublished letter, January 23, 1985, as quoted in The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere, vol. II, New York, 1988, p. 132)

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