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    ROBERT SWAIN GIFFORD (American, 1840-1905)
    Saints Wrestling in the Trees after Dark
    Painted and glazed earthenware tile
    8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 cm)

    FROM THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    PROVENANCE:
    Christie's East, New York, November 1, 1984.

    EXHIBITED:
    The Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, and elsewhere, "The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America," October 9, 1999-January 23, 2000;
    Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, "Studiously Slangy and Bohemian: The Tile Club--Artists of America's Aesthetic Movement from the Graham Williford Collection," December 14, 2010-February 20, 2011, no. 16.

    LITERATURE:
    R. G. Pisano, "Decorative Age or Decorative Craze? The Art and Antics of the Tile Club (1877-1887)" in The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America, New York, 1999, p. 19, illustrated.


    Condition Report*: Very good condition.
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    May, 2015
    2nd Saturday
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