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Arthur Garfield Dove (American, 1880-1946) Centerport XIII

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American & European Works of Art - 2704B
Date / Time :
February 07, 2014 4:00PM


Arthur Garfield Dove (American, 1880-1946)

Centerport XIII, 1942
Unsigned, identified on a label from The Downtown Gallery, New York, affixed to the
Gouache and watercolor on paper, 3 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Areas of craquelure with losses and flaking, primarily to the yellow pigment, affixed to the back mat along top edge of the reverse.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; The Downtown Gallery, New York (no. 42/9); purchased April 5, 1967; private New England collection.

Literature: Arthur G. Dove, Paintings 1911-1946: March 15 to April 8, 1967, The Downtown Gallery (exhibition pamphlet).

Exhibitions: Arthur G. Dove, Paintings 1911-1946: March 15 to April 8, 1967, The Downtown Gallery.

N.B. The original invoice and a copy of the book Arthur G. Dove by Frederick S. Wight, published in 1958, accompanies the lot.
Estimate $10,000-20,000

Fine craquelure with flaking in the yellow pigment, center and right side of composition, with a small area extending into the red/brown center of the circular form on the right. Also with some small losses in the yellow triangular form on the far left edge. Due to the matting it is not possible to lift the work to examine the back without damaging the hinging, but the work is not laid down. It is possible to slide a piece of paper beneath the lower 2/3rds of the sheet. There is some minor curling to the lower edge of the sheet.

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