Property from an Important American Collection

Robert Henri


Auction Closed

May 19, 03:38 PM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important American Collection

Robert Henri

1865 - 1929


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. 

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.