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Marsden Hartley
STILL LIFE
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9
Marsden Hartley
STILL LIFE
Estimate
150,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Marsden Hartley
1877 - 1943
STILL LIFE
signed Marsden/Hartley. (lower right)
oil on canvas
19 3/4 by 24 1/8 inches
(50.2 by 61.3 cm)
Painted in 1925-26.
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This painting is included in Gail R. Scott’s Marsden Hartley Legacy Project.

Provenance

Private collection, 1928 (acquired directly from the artist)
By descent to the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, The Heart of the Matter: The Still Lifes of Marsden Hartley, May-June 2003, pp. 52, 160, illustrated pl. 19, p. 99

Catalogue Note

William V. Griffin, a New York banker, who met Marsden Hartley through mutual friends established a syndicate in 1924 “with his business associates James Imbrie, James Vincent Forrestal, and Judge George Carden, which provided Hartley with $2,000 a year for four years in exchange for ten paintings a year.  The group received at least ten still lifes from Hartley, including Beve PocoIvy and FruitsFruit and Tumbler, Anemones in White Vase, and the present work.  Each member contributed $500 a year and drew lots for the paintings.  The money was paid quarterly, and the ten paintings were due at the end of each fiscal year.  Griffin had originally offered the funds without any strings attached, but Hartley felt morally uncomfortable with this arrangement” (Bruce Weber, The Hart of the Matter: The Still Lifes of Marsden Hartley, New York, 2003, pp. 51-52).  Hartley was unable to meet the first deadline in 1925 and instead delivered 20 paintings in July 1926.  He again missed the 1927 deadline, delivering the final works in 1928 and 1929. Still Life, painted in 1925-26, was acquired as part of this syndicate and has been in the collection of the same family since 1928. 

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