1887 - 1986
UNTITLED (GHOST RANCH PATIO)
pencil on tan paper
23 ⅞ by 17 ⅞ inches
(60.6 by 45.4 cm)
Executed circa 1940.
Gift to the present owner from the above, 1984
Barbara Buhler Lynes, Georgia O'Keeffe: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New Haven, Connecticut, 1999, no. 1001, p. 632, illustrated
“At the Ranch house there is a strong handmade ladder to the roof and when I first lived there I climbed it several times a day to look at the world all ‘round—the miles of cliff behind, the wide line of low mountain with a higher narrow flat top. It is very beautiful—tree-covered with a bare spot in the shape of a leaping deer near the top”
- Georgia O'Keeffe quoted in Georgia O’Keeffe: A Studio Book, New York, 1976, n.p.