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Robert Henri

Pegeen

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Property from an Important American Collection

Robert Henri

Robert Henri

Pegeen

Pegeen

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

277,200

USD

Property from an Important American Collection

Robert Henri

1865 - 1929

Pegeen


signed ROBERT HENRI (lower left); also signed again and titled (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

24 by 20 inches

(60.1 by 50.8 cm)

Painted in 1926.

We are grateful to Valerie Ann Leeds for her assistance in researching this lot. 

The canvas is unlined and there is minor frame abrasion at edges with associated inpainting. Under UV: There are scattered spots of inpainting in the shadow of the figure's cheek and her proper left sleeve.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Private collection
Acquired from the above, circa 1950 (sold: Christie's, New York, December 2, 2004, lot 53)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Detroit, Michigan, The Detroit Institute of Art, 13th Annual Exhibition of American Art,  1927, no. 56
New York, Macbeth Gallery, American Paintings for Home Decoration, Spring 1928
The present work depicts Mary Ann Cafferty, painted by Robert Henri late in his career when he lived and worked in Ireland and focused his attention on painting portraits of the local children he met in the villages on Achill Island. This work was painted in Corrymore in August of 1926. While the sitter does not match the title of the work, Pegeen, Henri would sometimes vary titles for exhibition, with the intent of keeping  Mary Ann's name anonymous.