White Peacocks in a Tree
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White Peacocks in a Tree


White Peacocks in a Tree
Albert Herter
ALBERT HERTER (1871-1950).

White Peacocks in a Tree
signed 'Albert Herter' with artist's device (lower left)
oil and silver leaf on Masonite
60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm.)

The artist.
Private collection, Amagansett, New York, acquired from the above.
Rose Jackson, Amagansett, New York, gift from the above, 1944.
By descent to the late owner.

Albert Herter was the son and nephew one of the famous furniture designers, Herter Brothers. He followed in the family's artistic and decorative tradition, but instead established himself as a painter. In the latter part of his life he lived in East Hampton, New York, near his good friend Thomas Moran, on the estate known as "The Creeks," which later belonged to the painter and book collector Alfonso Ossorio. This painting was originally sold to a nearby collector, and hung in a house near the beach in Amagansett. When that home was damaged in the 1944 hurricane, the owner decided not to rebuild, and gave the painting to William Reese's grandmother, Rose Jackson. It hung in her house on Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett until her death in 1977, when he inherited it.

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