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    Milton Avery (American, 1885-1965)
    Rippled Rock and Rippled Sea, 1938
    Watercolor on paper
    22-1/4 x 30-1/2 inches (56.5 x 77.5 cm) (sheet)
    Signed and inscribed lower right: Milton / Avery / 53
    Signed, dated, and titled verso: Rippled Rocks + Rippled Sea / by / Milton Avery / 1938

    PROVENANCE:
    André Emmerich Gallery, New York.

    "[Milton] Avery extended his color harmonies even further in the work he produced in 1938, when his family summered in Gaspé Peninsula, in Southwestern Canada. The landscape of the isolated region is bathed in an almost white light, quite different for the sky's usual yellowish cast in the urban regions of the northeastern United States. Avery set out to capture this light and its vibrant colour harmonies in the watercolours he executed that summer. The result was a unique luminosity of colour, distinct from any American art being produced at that time" (B. Haskell, Milton Avery, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1982, pp. 69).



    More information about Milton Avery, also known as Avery, Milton, Avery, Milton Clark, Milton Avery.



    Condition Report*: Sheet is tabbed along edges to mount verso; extremely minor toning and pinholes along edges of work; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 30 X 38.25 Inches
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    May, 2017
    3rd Wednesday
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