New York, Park Avenue
16 January 1999
A WOOL-ON-LINEN NEEDLEWORK PICTURE
English or American, mid-18th century
Worked in polychrome silk threads depicting a landscape with houses and sheep flanked by birds and trees
15 x 17.3/8in.
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"A Houston Collection of American Antiques," Antiques (September 1975), p. 505, pl. III.
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