New York, Park Avenue
15 - 19 January 1999
A CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF A DOG
American, probably 19th century
The full-bodied brown-painted form depicted crouching, with raised and turned head and smiling face, the body with all over incised fur, and toes black-painted collar
11in. high, 9in. wide, 25in. long
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Gordon, Masterpieces of American Folk Art (Lincroft, New Jersey, 1975).
Lincroft, New Jersey, Monmouth Museum, "Masterpieces of American Folk Art," September 30-November 29, 1975.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately