Bonhams : Stuart Davis (1892-1964) Cats 14 7/8 x 11in
Stuart Davis (1892-1964) Cats 14 7/8 x 11in

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Lot 6
Stuart Davis
(1892-1964)
Cats 14 7/8 x 11in

Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium

American Art

18 May 2016, 14:00 EDT

New York

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION
Stuart Davis (1892-1964)
Cats
signed 'Stuart Davis 1912' (lower left)
watercolor and pencil on paper
14 7/8 x 11in

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The artist.
    Estate of the above.
    Wyatt and Mariam Davis, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    Mariam Davis, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1984.
    Private collection, New York, 1988.
    with Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2003.

    Exhibited
    (probably) New York, Folsom Galleries, Initial Exhibition of the American Salon of Humorists, April 17-May 1, 1915, no. 46 (as Galley Slaves in a Summer Hotel).
    New York, Sheridan Square Gallery, Watercolors and Drawings by Stuart Davis, December 8-18, 1917 (as Servant Girls No. 1).
    Newark, New Jersey, Newark Museum and Public Library, Paintings by Stuart Davis, February 7-March 1, 1925 (as Servant Girls' Toilette).
    New York, Whitney Studio Club, Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Stuart Davis, December 8-22, 1926, no. 6.
    New York, Mary Ryan Gallery, Stuart Davis: Early Watercolors and Drawings, 1910-1918, July 22-August 15, 1987 (as Woman Washing Hair).

    Literature
    W.G. Bowdoin, "Modern Work of Stuart Davis at Village Show," New York Evening World, December 13, 1917 (as Servant Girls No. 1).
    M. Eastman, "Portrait of a City," The Liberator, August 1918, p. 22, illustrated (as A Back Window in New York).
    "Cross Word Puzzle Motif in Art Expressed on Canvas at Museum," Newark Evening News, February 7, 1925, suppl. sec., p. 11 (as Servant Girls' Toilette).
    K. Wilkin, Stuart Davis, New York, 1987, p. 8, pl. 3, illustrated (as Woman Washing Hair).
    K. Wilkin, "Expert Opinion: Karen Wilkin on Stuart Davis – The Ace of American Modernists," Auction Forum USA, June 1991, p. 2, illustrated.
    A. Boyajian and M. Rutkowski, Stuart Davis - A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. two, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007, p. 465-66, no. 972, illustrated.
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