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    Marguerite Thompson Zorach (American, 1887-1968)
    Dancers and Mother & Child (double-sided work)
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    15-1/4 x 17-1/2 inches (38.7 x 44.5 cm) (sheet)


    Kraushaar Galleries, New York;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1981.

    In a letter dated July 27, 1990, the artist's son Tessim Zorach states:

    "With further reference to the double sided water color by Marguerite Zorach -- The dance scene was definitely painted in Provincetown. People used to go out to an old ship wreck at Cape Race and dance on the deck or remaining parts of the hulk[sic] (hull). Marguerite painted an oil showing a woman dancing and flinging up her skirt. I believe this couple was Rebecca and Ferdinand Reyher who summered nearby. Ferdy was a writer and never sucessful[sic]. Rebecca Hourwich Reyher was active in the Women's Party and wrote several books on Africa.

    "The woman and baby was definitely a Greenwich Village scene. Double sided watercolors are very rare. When they were painted it was usually for the purpose of a cartoon, intended to be developed into an oil at a later date."

    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

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