SOLD Home, 1944

by Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860–1961)
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Oil on board
9¼ x 12 inches
Signed lower center: MOSES.

Provenance

James Vigeveno Galleries, Los Angeles, California

Laraine Day

Gilbert Galleries, San Francisco, California

Private collection, Texas

Sale, Dallas Auction Gallery, Texas, November 4, 2015, lot 59, from above

Private collection, acquired from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, December 16, 2022, lot 549

Literature

Kallir, Grandma Moses (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973), 295, no. 456.

Related Works

Home in the Country, 1942, 9¼ x 11¼ inches, signed lower right; Bennington Museum, Vermont

Thanksgiving Turkey, 1943, oil on wood, 15⅛ x 19⅛ inches, signed lower left of center; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Snow Scene, 1947, oil and glitter on board, 8 x 12 inches, signed lower left; Bennington Museum, Vermont

Note: On verso is the artist’s original label, numbered 1060.

Laraine Day (1920–2007) was an American actress and radio commentator who starred in numerous films throughout the 1940s opposite such actors as Cary Grant, Ronald Reagan, and John Wayne.

Artist Biography

Twentieth-Century Folk Artist

By Amy Spencer

Taking up painting in her seventies, Grandma Moses became internationally admired for her joyful paintings of rural life in the United States.

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


I. Biography

Grandma Moses was one of America’s best-known folk artists. She spent her life working on farms in upstate New York and rural Virginia, and did not take up painting seriously until she was seventy-five years old. Inspired by childhood memories, Moses’ works depict the farm

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