DescriptionALFRED HENRY MAURER (American, 1868-1932)
Untitled (Landscape, Marlboro), circa 1915-20
Oil on board
10-1/2 x 7-3/4 inches (26.7 x 19.7 cm)
PROPERTY FROM THE KING COLLECTION, TEXAS
Estate of the artist;
By bequest to the artist's sister;
Hudson Walker, New York, acquired from the above;
Private collection, by descent from the above;
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, acquired from the above;
Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, acquired from the above;
Acquired by the present owner from the above, August 1999.
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, "Modern American Painting 1907-1936: The Maria and Barry King Collection," September 8, 2013-January 8, 2014, no. 49.
P.S. Cable, Modern American Painting 1907-1936: The Maria and Barry King Collection, exhibition catalogue, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, 2013, pp. 128-29, no. 49, illustrated.
By 1907, Alfred Maurer was one of the first Americans to produce Fauvist landscapes, which he exhibited in 1909 at Alfred Stieglitz's 291 gallery, and in 1913 at his first solo exhibition at New York's Folsom Gallery.
Beginning in the summer of 1915, Maurer vacationed at the Shady Brook boarding house in Marlboro-on-the-Hudson, a thriving artist community within one hour's travel time to Woodstock, another famed New York artist colony. Maurer would return each year through the 1920s to paint here.
As evidenced by Untitled (Landscape, Marlboro), Maurer's landscapes of this period emerged less abstract, brilliant in color effect, and decisively Fauvist in spirit. Although Maurer's Modernist paintings were rarely dated, in the style, palette and coloration of Untitled (Landscape, Marlboro) suggest that it was painted between 1915 and 1920.
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.
There appear to be scattered tiny nicks along the extreme edges, possible due to frame wear; there does not appear to be inpainting under UV exam. This painting is framed using Optium (museum acrylic glazing), which provides clear legibility for examination with both white light and black light. In order to maintain the integrity and airtight sealing of the housing, the painting was not viewed out of the frame for the condition report. Should you wish to have a more extensive report, we recommend firsthand inspection by a professional conservator. For assistance, please contact the department.
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