5 March 2009
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Untitled (Grey Wash Forms)
signed and inscribed 'For Mary-I love you/-Georgia' (on the reverse)
pencil on paper
6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm.)
Executed in 1936.
Mary Callery, New York, gift from the above, 1943.
By descent to the later owner from the above, 1978.
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B.B. Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. one, New Haven, Connecticut, 1999, p. 560, no. 896, illustrated.
This drawing relates to the artist's full-scale oil painting Grey Wash Forms, painted in 1936 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
The inscription on the reverse of the drawing refers to sculptor Mary Callery, a close friend of the artist. Callery created a sculpture portrait of O'Keeffe in the 1940s.
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