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Milton Avery

Sunset Sea

Milton Avery

Milton Avery

Sunset Sea

Sunset Sea

This lot has been withdrawn

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Milton Avery

1885 - 1965

Sunset Sea


signed Milton Avery and dated 1958 (lower left); also inscribed Sunset on 'Quiet Sea'/ by/ Milton Avery/ 1958/ 48 x 72 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

48 ½ by 72 ⅛ inches

(123.2 by 183.2 cm)

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Please note this lot has been withdrawn.

The artist

Milton Avery Trust

Private collection

Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa 2009

Robert Coates, “The Art Galleries: Milton Avery and Lee Gatch,” The New Yorker, New York February 20, 1960

Barbara Guest, “Avery and Gatch: Lonely Americans,” Art News, New York, March, 1960

Frank Getlein, “Art and Artists: Phillips Shows Avery Paintings,” Washington Sunday Star, Washington, D.C. May 23, 1965

Bonnie Lee Grad and Sally Michel Avery, Milton Avery, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1981, p. 18

Hank Burchard, “Well-Deserved Niche for Avery,” The Washington Post, January 10, 1991, illustrated

Hilton Kramer, “The Summer of ’57 with Milton Avery, Gottlieb, Rothko,” The Observer, May 13, 2002

William Agee and David Ebony, Yares Gallery, Milton Avery Early Works on Paper + Late Paintings, New York, 2018, p. 39, illustrated

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Milton Avery, February 3 - March 13, 1960; Traveled under the auspices of the American Federation of Arts. no. 32, p. 26, illustrated (as Sunset on a Quiet Sea)

Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Paintings by Milton Avery, May 5 - 31, 1964, n.p.

Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection, Milton Avery Paintings 1941 - 1963, May 17 - June 26, 1965.

Toronto, Canada, David Mirvish Gallery, Milton Avery: Land and Seascapes 1958 to 1960, February 21 - March 17, 1969, illustrated, n.p.

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970, October 18, 1969 - February 8, 1970, no. 17, pp. 41, 120, illustrated

Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution; Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum; Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Milton Avery, December 12, 1969 - May 31, 1970, no. 32, illustrated, n.p.

Irvine, California, University of California, Milton Avery: The Late Paintings (1958-1963), February 16 - March 14, 1971, no.2; listed p. 30; illustrated p. 13.

New York, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Milton Avery: Seascapes, January 3 - 31, 1987, illustrated, n.p.

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Milton Avery: Six Paintings, January-April 1991

London, Waddington Galleries, Milton Avery Late Work: Landscapes and Seascapes, 1951-1963, September 12 - October 6, 2001, no. 5, pp. 42; illustrated back cover; plate 5, p. 16

New York, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Milton Avery and International Masters” Paintings and Works on Paper, January 5 - January 19, 1994, n.p.

New York, Knoedler & Company, Coming to Light: Avery Gottlieb Rothko - Provincetown Summers 1957-1961, May 2 - August 15, 2002, no. 5, cat. no.MA3, pp., 32, 33, 94, illustrated