Provenance The artist E. Weyhe, Inc., New York, New York, by 1932 Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, New York Private collection Private collection, by descent from above
Exhibited Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, The Art of Collecting, November 25, 2011–January 8, 2012
Autumn, ca. 1911–12, oil on canvas, 18 x 15 inches; private collection (Fern Karesh Hurst), exhibited 69th Regiment Armory, New York, The Armory Show, February 17–March 15, 1913
Landscape, ca. 1916, oil on gessoed board, 18 x 21¾ inches, signed lower left: A. H. Maurer; The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
Note: Erhard Weyhe (1882–1972) was a New York City bookseller and art dealer who was quick to recognize Alfred H. Maurer’s talent. Weyhe gave the artist early exposure in his Lexington Avenue bookshop/art gallery.
Alfred Henry Maurer has been called the First American Modern because of his role in bringing modern methods of working to the United States. The son of the prominent Currier and Ives illustrator Louis Maurer, Alfred started his artistic life in New York by exploring the work of William Merritt Chase and James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Maurer left New York for Paris in 1897 to study painting; he would remain there for seventeen years. In 1914, Maurer returned to New York, bringing with him a vast knowledge of the newest artistic movements including Fauvism. Maurer’s brightly colored and energetic