MILTON AVERY | GASPÉ BAY
California Straight Ahead: Property from the Collection of Dr. David Sanders and Prof. Jesse Dukeminier
1885 - 1965
signed Milton Avery (lower right)
oil on canvas
28 by 36 inches
(71.1 by 91.4 cm)
Painted in 1940.
Sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, February 20, 1963, lot 76, as Coastal Landscape
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
In a letter to Jesse Dukeminier dated June 1963, Milton Avery wrote, "The painting you now own was done from a sketch I made on a trip to the Gaspe [sic]. It was painted in 1940 and I think of it as one of my favorites of that period. I'm happy that it means so much to you. That lifted my spirits."