Lot 116
  • 116

Horace Pippin 1888-1946

100,000 - 150,000 USD
156,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Horace Pippin
  • Victory Garden
  • signed H. Pippin, l.r.
  • oil on canvas


The Downtown Gallery, New York
Philip Loeb
Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Sloan, New York
By descent to the present owner (their daughter)


American Primitive Painting Exhibition in Europe, n.d.
Amherst, Massachusetts, Mead Museum; Saint Paul, Minnesota, Hamline Museum; West Palm Beach, Florida, Norton Gallery and School of Art; Decatur, Georgia, Agnes Scott College; New Orleans, Louisiana, Arts and Crafts Club, Seven American Painters (Organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York), 1944
Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; New York, Terry Dintenfass Gallery; Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Brandywine River Museum, Horace Pippin, February-September 1977, no. 35, illustrated in color
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago; Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Museum; Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore Museum of Art; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, January 1994-April 1995, no. 75, pp. 120, 121, 200, illustrated in color pl. 117

Catalogue Note

Judith E. Stein writes in I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, "Even wartime disruption figures prominently as a staging element for several of the still lifes and 'Victorian' interiors.  Victory Vase of 1942 and Victory Garden of 1943 acknowledge World War II two years before Pippin deplored its violence in the Edenic settling of the Holy Mountain series.  Both Victory Vase and Victory Garden were products of the community victory gardens that sprang up across the country to meet wartime shortages and calls to rally the domestic front."