Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
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MARSDEN HARTLEY (1877-1943)

Flowers from a Lonely Child - for Mary of the Volcanoes

Details
MARSDEN HARTLEY (1877-1943)
Flowers from a Lonely Child - for Mary of the Volcanoes
signed and dated 'Marsden Hartley./1935-6.' and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
oil on canvasboard
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
Painted in 1935-36.
Provenance
The artist.
Estate of the above.
Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York.
Alfredo Valente Gallery, New York, 1960.
Meyer and Vivian Potamkin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1960.
Private collection, by descent.
Sotheby's, New York, 21 May 2003, lot 113, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
Archives of American Art, Elizabeth McCausland Files.
E.M. Benson, "Exhibition Reviews: Marsden Hartley Returns to an American Place," The American Magazine of Art, vol. 29, May 1936 (as Flowers of a Lonely Child for His Lady of the Volcanoes).
A.H. Sayer, "Sea Gulls, Roses, Icons, A Letter Never Sent," Art News, March 28, 1936 (as Flowers of a Lonely Child for His Lady of the Volcanoes).
Exhibited
New York, An American Place, Marsden Hartley: First Exhibition in Four Years All Pictures Shown for the First Time Publicly, March 22-April 14, 1936, no. 11 (as Flowers of a Lonely Child for His Lady of the Volcanoes).
New York, Alfredo Valente Gallery, Marsden Hartley, September 28-November 5, 1960, n.p., no. 9.
Post Lot Text
This painting is included in The Marsden Hartley Legacy Project: Complete Paintings and Works on Paper, with Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine. We are grateful for Gail R. Scott’s assistance with the cataloguing of this work.

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