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Stuart Davis

Buildings and Figures

Property from the Collection of Carolyn & Roger Horchow, Dallas, Texas

Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis

Buildings and Figures

Buildings and Figures

Property from the Collection of Carolyn & Roger Horchow, Dallas, Texas

Stuart Davis

1892 - 1964

Buildings and Figures


signed Stuart Davis (lower right) and titled Bldg. and figure (in the right outer margin)

gouache and pencil on paper

image: 8 ¾ by 11 ¼ inches (22.2 by 28.6 cm); sheet: 10 ¼ by 14 inches (26 by 33.6 cm)

framed: 20 by 22 ¼ inches (50.8 by 56.5 cm)

Executed in 1931.

The sheet is hinged to its support at two places along the reverse top edge. There are remnants of brown tape from a former mounting on the reverse. The sheet appears to be lightly toned and there are some areas of staining in the outer margin beneath the mat. There appear to be several pindots of foxing in the background near the top edge.


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The artist
[with]The Downtown Gallery, New York
Edith Gregor Halpert, New York
Estate of the above (sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 16, 1873, lot 15)
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1981
"Art Dealers: Mme. Don Ton.," Time, vol. 84, no. 2, November 27, 1964p. 84illustrated 
Lowery Stokes Sims, Stuart Davis, American Painter, New York, 1991, p. 33, fig. 19, illustrated
Diane Kelder, Stuart Davis: Art and Theory, 1920-31, New York, 2002, p. 24
Ani Boyajian and Mark Rutkoski, eds., Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007, no. 1150, p. 577, illustrated
New York, The Downtown Gallery, Stuart Davis: "The American Scene": Recent Paintings: New York and Gloucester, March 1932, no. 18
New York, The Downtown Gallery, Stuart Davis Retrospective Exhibition: Gouaches, Watercolors, Drawings, 1912 to 1941, January-February 1946 (as Buildings and Figures)
New York, The Downtown Gallery, 36th Spring Annual: The Figure, May-June 1962, no. 4 (as Building and Figures)
Washington, D.C. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, September-November 1962 (as Building and Figures)
Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts; San Francisco, California, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Loan Exhibition from the Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, August 1963-February 1964, no. 7
West Palm Beach, Florida, Norton Gallery of Art; New York, Museum of the City of New York; Columbus, Ohio, Columbus Museum of Art, Stuart Davis' New York, October 1985-May 1986, no. 29, p. 22n14, p. 57, illustrated