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George Copeland Ault (1891-1948)
George Copeland Ault (1891-1948)
George Copeland Ault (1891-1948)
George Copeland Ault (1891-1948)
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GEORGE COPELAND AULT (1891-1948)

The Plough and the Moon

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GEORGE COPELAND AULT (1891-1948)
The Plough and the Moon
signed and dated 'G.C. Ault '40.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
22 x 30 in. (55.8 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted in 1940.
Provenance
The artist.
Mr. and Mrs. I. David Orr, New York, by 1973.
Private collection, Switzerland.
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
L. Ault, Artist in Woodstock: George Ault, the Independent Years, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1978, p. 38 (as The Moon and the Plow).
National Gallery of Art, Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1999, p. 45.
M.L. Vetter, (“To Make a (Metaphysical World: The ‘Return to Order’ in George Ault’s Late Paintings,” M.A. thesis, University of Maryland, 2012, pp. 60-63, fig. 14, illustrated.
Exhibited
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, George Ault Nocturnes, December 6, 1973-January 6, 1974, no. 25 (as The Moon and the Plow).
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, George Ault, April 8-June 8, 1988, pp. 32-33, 35, 45, 53, no. 29, illustrated.
Woodstock, New York, Woodstock Artists Association, George Ault: The Woodstock Years, May 5-July 23, 2001, pp. 7, 13, 19, 43, no. 10, cover illustration (as The Moon and the Plough).

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