25 May 2006
Milton Avery (1885-1965)
signed 'Milton Avery' (lower left)--signed again, dated and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
watercolor on paper
22¾ x 31¼ in. (57.8 x 79.4 cm.)
Executed in 1940.
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Private collection, Rydal, Pennsylvania.
Christie's, New York, 3 November 1987, lot 2.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
An expert introduction to the movement, from its origins in France to its flowering on a private island off the coast of New England
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The Plantin Polyglot bible — offered in London on 11 July — makes an emotional homecoming to the Antwerp printing press where it was produced some 450 years ago