Paul Cadmus (American, 1904-1999)
    Summer Cottage, Fire Island
    Ink and wash on paper
    10 x 8-1/4 inches (25.4 x 21 cm) (sight)
    Signed and titled lower right: Cadmus / Summer Cottage

    Midtown Galleries, New York;
    Robert E. White, Jr., Oxford, Ohio;
    Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, Connecticut, October 29, 2009, lot 143;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Paul Cadmus, photographer George Platt Lynes, and art critic Lincoln Kirstein together played a critical role in creating the institutions of the American art world from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. The three created a remarkable world of gay aesthetics and desire in art with the help of their overlapping circle of friends, lovers, and collaborators.

    It has been suggested that George Platt Lynes served as a model in the present work.

    Condition Report*:

    Sheet measures approx. 11 x 8.75 inches and is mounted to archival backing board; there appears to be light overall paper discoloration with minor matburn and a few spots of foxing; soft handling creases with a faint spot of staining at upper left corner; two tiny indentions at right top edge and another in lower left corner. Framed Dimensions 13 X 11 Inches 

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