A small abstracted landscape painting that depicts a scene in Gloucester, Massachusetts: a tree on the left side of the frame, and behind that, a row of houses and a fence. Across the water in the distance, a smokestack and additional buildings are visible.
One of five paintings Davis does of this scene, three on the same-size canvas. The larger version completed in 1930 is much more representational than the three 8- x 12-inch paintings done in 1940. These works are defined by their color palettes: one related to fall and the other two to summer.
Albert and Marion Norton Lefcourt, New York, December 21, 1940;
Marion Norton Grudin;
Gift to the Nevada Museum, 1980;
[Sotheby’s New York, May 22, 2013, lot 8];
[The Ownings Gallery, Santa Fe, NM];
Washington, D.C. [Location unknown]. National Art Week Exhibition. November 25-December 1, 1940.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Stuart Davis, American Painter (November 23, 1991-February 16, 1992); San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (March 26-June 7, 1992), p. 255, no. 126, ill. p. 253.
O’Doherty, Brian. American Masters: The Voice and the Myth. New York: 1973, p. 56.
Boyajian, Ani and Mark Rutkoski eds. Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007, vol. 3, p. 318, ill. cat. no. 1631.
Nevada Museum Collection. Sotheby’s New York. American Art. May 22, 2013, sale N08996, lot 8.