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by Marsden Hartley (1877–1943)
Oil on canvas
24 x 19⅝ inches
On verso: Marsden Hartley


The estate of the artist

Knoedler and Co., New York, New York

Oliver M. Brooks

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, December 5, 1991, lot 100

Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, New York

Leah and Richard Waitzer, Virginia

Alexandre Gallery, New York, New York

Private collection, New York, New York


Lee Ault & Co., New York, New York, ca. 1970s

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, Proud Possessions: A Community Collects, May 29July 19, 1992

Vance Jordan Fine Art, New York, New York, Power and Whimsy: A Private Collection of American Modernism, April 28–June 5, 2003


Proud Possessions: A Community Collects (Norfolk, VA: Chrysler Museum of Art, 1992), 49.

Andrea Dale Smith, Kendall Scully, and Carol Irish, Power and Whimsy: A Private Collection of American Modernism (New York: Vance Jordan Fine Art, 2003), 32, 84, 85, plate 21.

Artist Biography

An influential American modernist whose career was launched by Alfred Stieglitz, Marsden Hartley is best-known for his early German abstract paintings and southwestern landscapes and still lifes, as well as his late, emotionally evocative Maine scenes, all of which are considered valuable contributions to the modern art movement in America.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

In 1877, Edmund Hartley was born in Lewiston, Maine, to English immigrant parents. When he was only

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