MILTON AVERY | MEXICAN WASHERWOMEN
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Goldwyn: A Legacy in Art

MILTON AVERY | MEXICAN WASHERWOMEN

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD

Goldwyn: A Legacy in Art

MILTON AVERY | MEXICAN WASHERWOMEN

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Sold:225,000USD

Lot Details

Description

Goldwyn: A Legacy in Art

MILTON AVERY

1885 - 1965

MEXICAN WASHERWOMEN


signed Milton Avery and dated 1946 (lower right); also inscribed in another hand "Mexican Washerwomen/by/Milton/Avery/28 by 36/1946 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

28 ⅛ by 36 ⅛ inches

(71.4 by 91.8 cm)

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Milton Avery Trust

Waddington Galleries, London, England, 1966 (acquired from the above)

Sold: Christie's, New York, November 1, 1977, lot 8

Exhibited

London, England, Waddington Galleries, Middle Period Paintings of Milton Avery, September-October 1967

Catalogue Note

Milton Avery painted Mexican Washerwomen in 1946 shortly after returning from a three month trip to Mexico with his family. Robert Hobbs writes, "In Mexico he found the saturated local colors of folk art, flowers, native clothing, and markets completely in tune with the direction he had been taking...The works are jovial, filled with the pleasant satisfactions of folk art, an attitude that may have been encouraged by the Averys' visit to the primitive arts museum in Patzcuaro where native crafts and traditional costumes were exhibited" (Milton Avery, New York, 1990, pp. 145-46). 

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