1873 - 1939
OLD MILL AT DALLAS, MO.
signed E. LAWSON (lower right)
oil on board
25 ¼ by 30 inches
(64.1 by 76.2 cm)
Painted circa 1925-26.
The board has likely been mounted to a piece of Masonite and the work is affixed within a strip frame. There appears to be frame abrasion at edges and there is surface cracking throughout. Under UV: some pigments fluoresce but they appear to be the artist's original work.
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Mr. Murat Boyle, Sr., 1926 (acquired from the above)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York
Private collection, 1977 (acquired from the above)
By descent to the present owner
New York, ACA Galleries, Ernest Lawson Retrospective, November-December 1976, no. 63
Ernest Lawson painted Old Mill at Dallas, Mo. circa 1925-26 while teaching at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. Located several miles south of Kansas City in the small town of Westport, the mill depicted in the subject work was built in the 1830s and supplied flour to wagon trains leaving the area.