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Charles Demuth (American, 1883-1935) Blue Hat

Auction:
3140B
Lot:
333
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3140B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 21, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Charles Demuth (American, 1883-1935)

Blue Hat
Signed and dated "C. Demuth./'13" l.l., identified on labels from The Downtown Gallery, New York, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (see below) affixed to the frame backing paper.
Watercolor on paper, 8 3/8 x 5 3/16 in. (21.3 x 13.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Trimmed sheet mounted to Fabriano solid sketch block support, toning, crease and surface loss with repair to l.r. corner.

Provenance: Collection of Dory Previn, Massachusetts.

Exhibitions: Three Young Collections: Selections from the Collections of Donald and Lynn Factor, Dennis and Brooke Hopper, André and Dory Previn, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, January 15-February 26, 1967, cat. no. 10.

N.B. Dory Previn began collecting art with her first husband, André Previn, a world-renowned conductor, composer, and pianist. The breadth of their collection was wide, including American and Mexican folk art, Indian miniatures, and modern American and European paintings and drawings. The Previns particularly favored small, exceptional artworks by American modernists like this example by Charles Demuth.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Also with a label from Cart & Crate, Los Angeles, inscribed "Previn" in ballpoint pen, affixed to the frame backing paper.

Sketch block support measures 10 x 5 1/2 in. (25.5 x 14.0 cm) and bears a label from R. Weber & Co., Philadelphia.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Dory Previn, B. Dory Previn, Dennis Hopper, Brooke Hopper, Andr, Charles Demuth, Demuth, Modern art, Precisionism, Previn, Visual arts

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