1883 - 1935
charcoal, wash and pencil on paper
7 ¾ x 10 inches (19.7 x 25.4 cm)
Executed circa 1916-17.
The work is hinged to its support in two places along the upper reverse edge. The sheet is slightly toned throughout, with staining along the extreme outer edges. There appears to be a horizontal crease in the upper right corner and additional, minor handling creases along the extreme edges. The work is inscribed in pencil with dimensions and the number 762 in pencil on the reverse.
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Mrs. Augusta W. Demuth, by descent
Robert Locher, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1943 (by descent)
Richard C. Weyand, 1956 (by descent; sold: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, October 1958, lot 85B)
Mr. & Mrs. Lester L. Doniger, Great Neck, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Brand Galleries, Ltd., San Francisco, California (acquired from the above)
Dr. Alvord L. Eisman, San Francisco, California, by 1980
Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York
Private collection, Dallas, Texas, 1990 (acquired from the above)
Private collection, New York, by 2003
Emily Edna Farnham, Charles Demuth: His Life, Psychology and Works, Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1959, vol. II, no. 228, p. 739 (as Sketch: Three-Masted Schooner)