Andrew Dasburg (1887-1979)
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Andrew Dasburg (1887-1979)


Andrew Dasburg (1887-1979)
signed, dated and inscribed 'To my dearest friend-/Grace Mott Johnson-/Andrew Dasburg-/Monhegan. 1913-' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
10 x 12 ½ in. (25.4 x 31.8 cm.)
Painted in 1913.
The artist.
Grace Mott Johnson, New York, wife of the above.
Private collection, Montclair, New Jersey.
Christie's, New York, 1 June 1984, lot 226A, sold by the above.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
New York, The Whitney Studio Club, An Exhibition of Paintings by Andrew Dasburg and Katherine Schmidt, January 29-February 14, 1925, no. 10.
St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Art Museum; Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, The Ebsworth Collection: American Modernism, 1911-1947, November 20, 1987-June 5, 1988, pp. 68-69, 200-01, no. 12, illustrated.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, March 5-November 12, 2000, pp. 72-74, no. 10, illustrated.
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Lot Essay

First encountering the work of Paul Cézanne at Ambroise Vollard's gallery during a trip to France in 1909-10, Andrew Dasburg was instantly captivated, later recalling, "I was overwhelmed. Something happened like a bright light coming on." He would go on to write, "Cézanne is sublime, each contact with his art fills me with new life." (as quoted in G. Stavitsky, et al., Cézanne and American Modernism, exhibition catalogue, Montclair, New Jersey, 2009, p. 188) The influence of the French artist's color and brushwork is certainly evident in the present effervescent work Landscape from 1913.

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