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Arthur Garfield Dove

Abstraction No. 6

Property from a Distinguished Boston Collection

Arthur Garfield Dove

Arthur Garfield Dove

Abstraction No. 6

Abstraction No. 6

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Property from a Distinguished Boston Collection

Arthur Garfield Dove

1880 - 1946

Abstraction No. 6


oil on panel

8½ by 10¾ in.

21.6 by 34.9 cm.

Executed in 1910-11.

There is very fine surface cracking throughout. There is frame abrasion along the extreme edges and the surface is slightly dirty. Under UV: The work retains an uneven varnish. There is a small spot of inpainting in the left lower corner as well as two pindots of inpainting at center. Although some pigments read strongly, they appear to be artist's original.


Framed Dimensions: 10 1/2 by 12 1/2 in. (26.7 by 31.8 cm.)


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Estate of the artist
The Downtown Gallery, New York (acquired in 1952)
Acquired from the above in 1967 by the present owner
"In the Art Galleries," New York Post, 20 April 1952
Ann Lee Morgan, Arthur Dove: Life and Work, With a Catalogue Raisonné, Newark, 1984, no. 1910/11.6, p. 103, illustrated
Debra Bricker Balken, Arthur Dove: Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Things, New Haven, 2021, no. 1910/11.6, p. 73, illustrated
New York, The Downtown Gallery, Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946), 1952
Ithaca, Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Arthur G. Dove, 1954
Los Angeles, Art Galleries of the University of California, Arthur G. Dove, 1958
San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, Arthur Dove, 1974
Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection, Arthur Dove and Duncan Phillips: Artist and Patron, 1981