In Germany, from 1922–23, Hartley painted a series of Southwestern landscapes, which become known as his New Mexico Recollections, and include New Mexico Recollection, 1923 (2008.06.01) and New Mexico Recollection #14, c. 1923. which may in fact include references to the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
New Mexico Recollection #12, in the Blanton Museum of Art, is a darker and somewhat sketchier take on the same imagined scene, with two logs in the foreground and a large hill in the middle, with large clouds churning overhead.
Estate of the Artist;
[Rosenberg, July 1945];
[Babcock Gallery, New York, NY];
[Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York, NY];
Harvey and Françoise Rambach Collection;
[Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY];
Private Collection, Texas;
[Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM];
New York. Babcock Galleries. Marsden Hartley, 1877-1943: Paintings from 1910 to 1942 and a Bavarian Sketchbook of Silverpoint Drawings, 1933. March 1980, pp. 9, 12, ill. p. 12, cat. no. 6.
New York. Salander-O’Reilly Galleries. Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Paintings and Drawings. March 6-April 27, 1985, ill. np., cat. no. 54.
Washington D.C. National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. American Impressions: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections. March 27-July 5, 1993, no. 55.
Boca Raton, FL. The Boca Raton Museum of Art. Masterpieces of American Modernism: Selections from the Harvey and Françoise Rambach Collection. March 10-April 23, 1995, ill. “Index of Additional Works,” p. 68.
New York. Gerald Peters Gallery. The Harvey and Françoise Rambach Collection. September 30-November 20, 1999, pp. 20, 151, 285, ill. pp. 20, 151.
Tulsa. Philbrook Museum of Art. From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection (February 8-May 3, 2015); Phoenix. Phoenix Art Museum (June 5-September 6, 2015); Santa Fe. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (September 25, 2015-January 10, 2016).
London. Tate Modern. Georgia O’Keeffe. July 6-October 30, 2016.
Elizabeth McCausland Papers, Other Research Files: Rosenberg, 1944-1952, undated. Box 19, Folder 4, Frames 10-11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Agee, William C. and Lewis Kachur. Masterpieces of American Modernism: From the Vilcek Collection. London: Merrell, 2013, pp. 26, 66, 68, 69, 236, 266, ill. p. 69.
Pochoda, Elizabeth. “Freedom and the abstract truth: Jan and Marica Vilcek’s collection of American modernist art,” The Magazine Antiques (May/June 2013), ill. p. 99.
O’Hern, John. “Modern Manor,” American Fine Art Magazine, September/October 2013, ill. p. 61.
Watts Jr., James D. “Modern masterworks: Philbrook exhibit brings American masters to Tulsa,” Tulsa World, February 12, 2015, ill.
Abatemarco, Michael. “Assimilation Through Art: The Modernist Collection of Marica and Jan Vilcek,” Pasatiempo, September 25, 2015, p. 39, ill. p. 38.