Lot 94: Daniel Garber American, 1880-1958 Early May (Old Barn and Apple Tree), 1948
01 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Early May (Old Barn and Apple Tree), 1948
Signed Daniel Garber (lc); signed and inscribed Early May on stretcher
Oil on canvas
18 x 22 1/2 inches
Dorothy Luke (Mrs. Charles) Hilliard, New York, acquired from the above, Oct. 1950
Charles L. Hilliard, New York, by inheritance
Artist's Record Book I, p. 73, lines 25-29: painted on road up back of Pt. Pleasant. Apple tree Blooming against grey Barn
Lance Humphries, Daniel Garber: Catalogue Raisonne, New York: Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2006, P 824, p. 284 (listed as unlocated)
Lance Humphries dates Early May, originally titled Old Barn and Apple Tree, to April 1948. Mentioned in the artist's record book in association with this work, Pt. Pleasant is a town in Pennsylvania just a few miles from Garber's home in Cuttalossa, in Buck's County. Documented in the catalogue raisonne, the artist's archives include correspondence from Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hilliard with Garber in October and November, 1950, and in April, 1951. We thank Dr. Garber for his very kind assistance in authenticating the present work.
C Estates of Dorothy and Charles Luke Hilliard
Overall good condition. No evidence of inpaint or restoration under UV exam. Surface appears a bit dull. Light horizontal craquelure, no loss. A few small scattered possible abrasions near the lower edge that may be intentional and original to the painting.
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