A landscape featuring rolling golden yellow hills underneath pinkish clouds in a blue sky. A pool of water in the foreground echoes the shape of the clouds and is flanked by dried plants that frame the work. A symbolic rather than realistic landscape, it is part of a group that Marsden Hartley painted in Mexico.
Hartley traveled to Mexico on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1932. He arrived in Mexico City, excited to explore the archaeological museums, but struggled with the altitude and moved to south to Cuernavaca. He painted a group of symbolic landscapes in Mexico and exhibited them in February 1933 at the Galeria de la Escuela Central de Artes Plasticas, in Mexico City.
Estate of The Artist;
[Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, NY];
[Downtown Gallery, New York, NY];
Estate of Edith Halpert, New York, NY;
[Sotheby Park Bernet, Inc., New York, March 15, 1973, lot 59];
[Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY];
[Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY];
Private Collection, Charlottesville, VA;
[Martha Parrish & James Reinish, New York];
Private Collection, Dallas, TX, 2004-2018;
[Menconi & Schoelkopf, New York, NY];
Mexico City, Mexico. Galeria de la Escuela Central de Artes Plasticas. Exposicion Marsden Hartley. 1933, no. 13.
Waltham, MA. The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. American Modernism: The First Wave, Paintings from 1903-1933. October 4- November 10, 1963.
New York. The Downtown Gallery. Supplement to the Kuniyoshi/Sheeler exhibition, January 5-23, 1965.
Columbia, SC. Columbia Museum of Art. Landscape in Art, Origin and Development. January 17-February 26, 1967.
New York. The Downtown Gallery. Supplement to Arthur Dove, Paintings 1911-1946, March 15-April 8, 1967.
New York. The Downtown Gallery. Group Show, December 1967.
New York. The Downtown Gallery. Group Show, January 1968.
Chapel Hill, NC. University of North Carolina. Fifty Years of American Art, 1968.
San Francisco. Hackett-Freedman Modern. Marsden Hartley: Observation and Intuition, February 1-March 31, 2001.
Downtown Gallery Records, Artist Notebooks: Hartley, Marsden, undated, 1908-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Elizabeth McCausland Papers, Catalogue Raisonne Files: Landscapes – Oils, [circa 1944-1964], Box 15, Folder 7, Frames 7-8. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.