Charles Demuth (American, 1883-1935)
Rocks and Sea (Coastal Scene)
Signed "Demuth" l.l., with labels from Babcock Galleries, New York, and Christie's New York (see below) affixed to the reverse.
Oil on board, 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor drying cracks.
Provenance: The artist to his mother, Mrs. Augusta W. Demuth; by descent to Robert E. Locher, 1943; to Richard W.C. Weyand, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Estate of the above; Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Part Two [Final] of the Collection Belonging to the Estate of the Late Richard W.C. Weyand, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, February 5, 1958, lot 84; Mr. Waltzer, with Babcock Galleries, New York, 1958; to a Private Collection, 1958; Christie's New York, Important American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, May 16, 2012, Sale 2561, Lot 55; to a private New England collection.
Literature: E. Farnham, Charles Demuth: His Life, Psychology and Works, Vol. II, PhD dissertation, Ohio State University, 1959, p. 436, no. 64; The Art Association and The Arts Council of Spartanburg County, The Carolinas Collect: An Exhibition of Art from Private Collections in North and South Carolina, exhibition checklist, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1970, no. 33; T. Herman, B. Lang, Carolina Collects, exhibition catalog, Columbia, South Carolina, 2008, p. 29, no. 44, illus.
Exhibitions: Wofford College Library, Spartanburg, South Carolina, The Carolinas Collect, April 10-30, 1970, no. 33; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina, Carolina Collects, June 27-August 17, 2008, no. 44.
Very minor surface grime.
Framed dimensions are 13 x 17 x 1 1/2 inches.
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