Lot 45
  • 45

Grant Wood

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
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Description

  • Grant Wood
  • Spring Plowing (Textile Design)
  • signed Grant Wood, titled "Spring Plowing" and inscribed Design for Printed Material (upper left)
  • tempera and pencil on paper
  • 15 1/2 by 37 3/4 inches
  • (39.4 by 96 cm)
  • Executed circa 1939.

Provenance

Private Collection, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, circa 1940 (acquired from the artist)
By descent in the family of the above (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 17, 2012, lot 18)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Cedar Rapids Public Library, 1955
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Grant Wood, The Regionalist Vision, 1983 - 1984, no. 58, fig. 99, p. 56, illustrated in the catalogue
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art; New York, Renwick Gallery; Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Grant Wood's Studio: Birthplace of American Gothic, 2005 - 2006, fig. 98, pp. 108-9, illustrated

Literature

The Cedar Rapids Gazette, November 6, 1955, sec. III, illustrated
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