Salmagundi Club Shaw Prize Presentation Print:
From the Shaw Prize Dinner, 1936. Inscribed "To John H. Cassel from Samuel T. Shaw/1936" l.r., embossed stamp "GS" within the image l.l. Lithographic print after an oil painting of a village in snow by F.W. Hutchinson, with over 50 original signatures below. Sheet size 19 1/4 x 18 3/4 in., framed. Condition: Foxing, minor toning, mounted to cardboard support.
N.B. Beginning in 1904 and continuing for forty years, Samuel T. Shaw sponsored a purchase prize for the Salmagundi Club's Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings. He proved a lithographic print of the winning painting signed by all members of the club attending the informal dinner in honor of the winner, and each member received a copy. The F.W. Hutchinson painting reproduced here received Shaw's purchase prize in 1936. (1) We would like to thank Alexander Katlan for his assistance identifying this lot.
1. Alexander W. Katlan, The Salmagundi Club Painting Exhibition Records 1889 to 1939 (New York: Alexander W. Katlan & Salmagundi Club, 2008),pp. 67-8.
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