ANNA MARY ROBERTSON 'GRANDMA' MOSES, American 1860-1961, Over the River to Grandma's House on Thanksgiving Day, 1944, oil on pressed wood, 17 x 26 in., frame: 25 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.
ANNA MARY ROBERTSON 'GRANDMA' MOSES
Over the River to Grandma's House on Thanksgiving Day
1944, oil on pressed wood
signed Moses lower right with scattered glitter on the building roofs and tree in the foreground
17 x 26 in., frame: 25 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.
Provenance: The artist, 1944; Galerie St. Etienne, New York; Clare J. Hoffman, Toledo, Ohio; Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 1998; The Collection of a Boston Family.
Grandma Moses: Memorial Exhibition, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 1962.
The Home Country of Grandma Moses: Twenty of Her Best Paintings of Local Areas and Activities, Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont, 1963.
The Grandma Moses Gallery, Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont, 1968-72
Art and Life of Grandma Moses, The Gallery of Modern Art at Columbus Circle, New York, 1969.
Literature: Kallir, Otto.
Grandma Moses. New York: 1973, illus. p. 293, cat. no. 328.
Notes: - With Grandma Moses's inventory label verso (numbered
January 10, 1944 and titled).
- The Galerie St. Etienne (New York) label verso
- Hammer Galleries (New York) stamp verso.
Condition: A few small areas of scuffing/surface abrasion in the sky. Otherwise good condition. The work is a strong, true white, not as warm in tone as it appears in the frame image.
Overall good condition, though could do with a surface cleaning: a few small areas of scuffing/surface abrasion in sky, and one smudge in snow below pine tree to left of barn. Work does not appear as dingy to the eye as it does in the framed photograph - color of other images is more true.
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