20 May 2009
Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma) Moses (1860-1961)
Building a Barn
signed 'Moses./©' (lower center)--dated 'Feb 26.1951.' and inscribed with title and '1455' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
oil on pressed wood
17 x 21¾ in. (43.2 x 55.2 cm.)
Painted in 1951.
Galerie St. Etienne, New York, acquired from the above, 1951.
Ala Story, Santa Barbara, California.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 18 March 1965, lot 118.
Hammer Galleries, New York, acquired from the above.
Mary C. Evertt, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, acquired from the above, 1966.
Estate of the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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O. Kallir, Grandma Moses, New York, 1973, p. 1950, no. 964, illustrated.
This work, painted on February 26, 1951, was assigned number 1455 by the artist and entered into her record book on page 55.
The copyright for this picture is reserved to Grandma Moses Properties, Co., Inc., New York.
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