ROLPH SCARLETT (1889-1984)
ROLPH SCARLETT (1889-1984)
ROLPH SCARLETT (1889-1984)
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ROLPH SCARLETT (1889-1984)

Scherzo No. 2

ROLPH SCARLETT (1889-1984)
Scherzo No. 2
signed 'Rolph/Scarlett.' (lower right)—inscribed with title (on the stretcher)—inscribed with title again (on the tacking edge)
oil on canvas
50 x 37 in. (127 x 93.9 cm.)
Private collection, Boca Raton, Florida.
Washburn Gallery, New York.
Struve Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Private collection, New York.
Private collection, Florida.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.

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Lot Essay

The title of the present work Scherzo refers to a vigorous, light, or playful musical composition. Scarlett, as well as many other modernists such as Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley, used abstraction and expressive color palettes to convey the experience of music.

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