Lot 9
  • 9

Charles Demuth 1883 - 1935

30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • Charles Demuth
  • Strolling
  • Signed C. Demuth and dated 12 (lower left)
  • Watercolor and pencil on paper
  • 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 inches
  • (21.3 by 13.3 cm)


The Downtown Gallery, New York, 1932
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York
James Maroney, New York (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, December 4, 1986, lot 211, illustrated)
Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman


New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Summer Exhibition: The Museum Collection and a Private Collection on Loan, June-September 1935
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New Acquisitions: The Collection of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., January-February 1936, no. 26
New York, The Museum of Modern Art (and traveling), Twenty-Five Watercolors by American Artists, December 1938-January 1940
Washington, D.C., The Phillips Memorial Gallery, Charles Demuth: Exhibition of Watercolors and Oil Paintings, May 1942, no. 25
Palm Beach, Florida, Society of the Four Arts (circulating exhibition from The Museum of Modern Art, New York), American Watercolors, December 1943, no. 67
New York, The Museum of Modern Art (and traveling), Charles Demuth Retrospective Exhibition, March 1950-May 1951, no. 9, pp. 8, 89, illustrated p. 22
New York, Washburn Gallery, Charles Demuth (1883-1935): The Early Years–Works from 1909-1917, February-March 1975
New York, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Important Watercolors and Drawings by Charles Demuth, September-October 1982, no. 19
New York, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, A Selection of Modernist Paintings, March 1984, no. 22


Marion Porter, "Humor, Realism Offer Variety in Kentuckiana Art Exhibit; Showing Has Popular Appeal," The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, October 5, 1939, vol. CLXX, no. 25, section I, p. 2, cols. 6-8
Sherman E. Lee, "The Illustrative and Landscape Watercolors of Charles Demuth," The Art Quarterly, vol. V, Spring 1942, no. 2, pp. 159, 161, illustrated fig. I
Alfred H. Barr, Jr., ed., Paintings and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1942, no. 141, p. 35
Emily Edna Farnham, Charles Demuth: His Life, Psychology and Works, Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University, 1959, vol. I, p. 257; vol. II, no. 71, p. 439; vol. III, p. 763, illustrated
Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Paintings and Sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1967, New York, 1977, p. 535, illustrated p. 226
Alvord L. Eiseman, Charles Demuth, New York, 1982, p. 29
Betsy Fahlman, "Charles Demuth of Lancaster, Pennsylvania," Art & Antiques, July-August 1983, p. 88, illustrated
Computer Catalogue of the Collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1984, vol. I, pp. 830-31