Lot 16
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William McGregor Paxton 1869 - 1941

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • William McGregor Paxton
  • The Other Door
  • Signed Paxton (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 40 1/8 by 30 1/4 inches
  • (101.9 by 76.8 cm)
  • Painted in 1917.


Estate of the Artist
Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts
Stephen D'Ambrosio, 1975 (acquired from the above)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, December 3, 1987, lot 235, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, n.d.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 113th Annual Exhibition, February-March 1918, no. 93
Boston, Massachusetts, Guild of Boston Artists, 4th General Spring Exhibition, May 1918
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Rosenbach Company, Paintings by William M. Paxton, October-November 1918, no. 15
Boston, Massachusetts, Guild of Boston Artists; New York, Folsom Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings by William McGregor Paxton, January-March 1919, no. 4
Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, Exhibition of Works by Boston Artists under the auspices of the Copley Society, March-April 1920, no. 80
Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Museum, 28th Annual Exhibition, May-July 1921, no. 20
New York, The Ferargil Galleries, Paintings by Alexander Bower and William Paxton, December 1921
New York, National Academy of Design, 99th Annual Exhibition, March-April 1924, no. 128, illustrated
New York, The Ferargil Galleries, William M. Paxton, April 1926
Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts, 12th Annual Exhibition of American Art, April-May 1926, no. 89
Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, William McGregor Paxton, N.A., Memorial Exhibition of Paintings, November-December 1941, no. 48
Maryhill, Washington, Maryhill Museum of Fine Arts, Paintings by William M. Paxton, July-August 1960
New York, Graham Gallery, William Paxton, January-February 1967, no. 17
Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Institute of Art; El Paso, Texas, El Paso Museum of Art; Omaha, Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum; Springfield, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, William McGregor Paxton 1869-1941, August 1978-May 1979, no. 45, p. 137, illustrated p. 129
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries; Stony Brook, New York, The Art Museum, The Museums at Stony Brook, Parodies of the American Masters: Rediscovering the Society of American Fakirs, 1891-1914, September 1993-June 1994, no. 17B, p. 28, illustrated
Southfield, Michigan, Lawrence Technological University, Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. A. Alfred Taubman, April 2011, illustrated in color n.p. 


Frederick W. Coburn, Boston Herald, May 5, 1918
William Howe Downes, Boston Evening Transcript, January 21, 1919
American Art News, vol. XVII, no. 19, February 15, 1919, p. 3
New York Herald, February 16, 1919
American Magazine of Art
, vol. XI, no. 7, May 2, 1920, p. 244
American Art News, vol. XX, no. 9, December 10, 1921, p. 2
"The Week in City Art Galleries," The New York Times, April 11, 1926, section 8, p. 12