Property of a Lady
1868 - 1960
TWILIGHT ON THE HUDSON (HARMONY IN GREEN AND BLUE)
signed Leon Dabo. and inscribed with artist's device (lower right)
oil on canvas
36 x 27 inches (91.4 x 68.6 cm)
Painted circa 1900.
The work is dirty with scattered surface accretions visible throughout. There is surface cracking throughout, though the surface does appear stable at this time. Under UV light there appears to be inpaint along the extreme outer edges, likely to address frame abrasion, a small horizontal line in the upper right corner, and a small patch repair which has been inpainted accordingly in the lower right corner.
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Grand Central Art Galleries, New York
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian, by 1982
Sterling Regal Collection, New York (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 25, 1988, lot 44)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
New York, Grand Central Art Galleries, 59th Annual Founders' Exhibition of Art, October-November 1980, no. 47, illustrated p. 18
Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum; Huntington, New York, Heckscher Museum; New Britain, Connecticut, New Britain Museum of American Art; Tonalism: An American Experience, March-July 1982, p. 72, no. 10, illustrated p. 13 (as Twilight on the Hudson, Harmony)
Southampton, New York, The Parrish Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Federal Reserve System; Yonkers, New York, Hudson River Museum; Greenville, South Carolina, Greenville County Museum of Art, American Realist and Impressionist Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Haig Tashjian, April 1982-April 1984
David L. Shirley, "New Look at Tonalism: Beauty Despite Flaws," The New York Times, May 30, 1982, p. 16
Ilene Susan Fort, "Tonalism: An American Experience," Arts Magazine, 57, December 1982, p. 14