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Marsden Hartley

Summer Sea Window

Auction Closed

April 20, 12:24 AM GMT


700,000 - 1,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Marsden Hartley

1877 - 1943

Summer Sea Window

bearing the inscription Sea Window #2 / Summer / Marsden Hartley (on the reverse)

oil on board

28¼ x 22 in. (71.8 x 55.9 cm.)

Executed circa 1939-40.

This work is included in the Marsden Hartley Legacy Project: Complete Paintings and Works on Paper, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, Gail R. Scott, director.

The artist
[with] Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York (in 1942)
Stanley N. Barbee, Beverly Hills (acquired from the above in 1943)
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, April 20, 1944, lot 32
Richard H. Emerson, Lakeville, Connecticut
Sotheby's New York, May 25, 1980, lot 223 (consigned by the estate of the above)
Wolf Family Collection No. 0461 (acquired from the above)
Elizabeth McCausland Papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960, Series 6: Marsden Hartley, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, box 15, folder 51, frames, 4, 9-10
Robert Berlind, "Hartley's Indicative Objects," Art in America, 2003, p. 153, illustrated
San Francisco, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1940-41
New York, Paul Rosenberg Gallery, Paintings by Hartley, Rattner, Weber, 1942, no. 3
Washington, D.C., Phillips Memorial Gallery, 1942
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, The Heart of the Matter: The Still Lifes of Marsden Hartley, 2003, pl. 48, p. 128, illustrated