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American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Featuring the Collection of Virginia and Stuart Peltz

 
Lot 26
 

26

Richard Edward Miller (American, 1875–1943)
Bather (Nude)

Signed 'Miller' bottom left; also signed 'R.E. Miller', dated '1930,' located 'Provincetown' and titled (three times) verso, oil on board
36 x 38 in. (91.4 x 96.5cm)
Executed circa 1930.

Provenance

Anchorage Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Private Collection, New York.
Sotheby's, New York, sale of December 3, 1992, lot 123.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection.
Sotheby's, New York, sale of May 24, 2000, lot 22.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Estimated at $50,000 - $80,000


 

Signed 'Miller' bottom left; also signed 'R.E. Miller', dated '1930,' located 'Provincetown' and titled (three times) verso, oil on board
36 x 38 in. (91.4 x 96.5cm)
Executed circa 1930.

Provenance

Anchorage Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Private Collection, New York.
Sotheby's, New York, sale of December 3, 1992, lot 123.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection.
Sotheby's, New York, sale of May 24, 2000, lot 22.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Exhibited

"Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of Paintings," Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, Massachusetts, July 27 - Sept. 1, 1930, no. 9 (exhibited as The Bather).

"Twelfth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., November 1930-January 1931, no. 134 (illustrated in the accompanying leaflet).

American Painting Today," Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, December 1, 1933-January 15, 1934, no. 93 (exhibited as Nude).

Literature

(Possibly) Art and Archaeology, Vol.XXXI, no. 1, January 1931(illustrated).

Note

We wish to thank Marie Louise Kane for kindly confirming the authenticity of the present Lot, and for her kind assistance in cataloguing it.

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