19 May 2016
Milton Avery (1885-1965)
Sketchers on the Rocks and Vermont Landscape: A Double-Sided Work
Sketchers on the Rocks, signed and dated 'Milton Avery 1948' (lower left); Vermont Landscape, signed 'Milton Avery' (lower right)
gouache and watercolor on paper
22 ½ x 31 in. (57.2 x 78.7 cm.)
Sketcher on the Rocks, executed in 1948; Vermont Landscape, executed circa 1940-41.
Sally Avery, wife of the above.
Private collection, Woodstock, New York, 1967.
[With]Martha Parrish & James Reinish, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2009.
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Rockland, Maine, Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Collects: Treasures from Maine's Private Collections, June 27, 2015-March 6, 2016.
While the landscape side of this work was probably executed in Vermont circa 1940-41, Sketchers on the Rocks from 1948 likely depicts Milton Avery's daughter March with a family friend at Pemaquid Point in Maine.
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