Lot 65: JOHN R. GRABACH | Washday in Spring

Sotheby's

October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 3/4 by 29 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: Oil on canvas. Canvas is not lined (a piece of protective cardboard sits behind the canvas and inside the stretcher). SURFACE: in good condition, generally, aside from old, uneven, dirty varnish; two small areas of minor pigment separation (in greens on roof); a couple of pin-dot losses in blue dormers at upper right. UNDER UV: No apparent inpainting.
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Saleroom Notice: Correct acquisition date: Acquired directly from the artist, 1924
Exhibited: Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Twenty-Third Annual International Exhibition of Paintings, 1924, no. 10
Champaign, Art Institute of Chicago, Thirty-Seventh Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture, 1924, no. 76, illustrated
San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Exhibition of Paintings: Collection of the Friends of American Art lent by the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926, no. 10
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Selection of American Paintings Purchased by the Friends of American Art and Presented to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926
Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1933, no. 553, p. 70
Appleton, Wisconsin, Lawrence College, Loan Exhibition of American Paintings at Lawrence College, 1937, no. 3
University of Illinois, American Paintings from the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1939
Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Paintings from the Friends of American Art Collection, 1945
New York, Graham Gallery, John R. Grabach, 1880-1981: Urban America Between the Wars, 1981, no. 11
Literature: Grace Slocum, “Old Lyme,” The American Magazine of Art 15, 1924, p. 642, illustrated
Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 18, 1924, p. 117, illustrated
Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute Handbook, 1925, no. 472, p. 138
Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection, 1961, p. 202
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist, 1924
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