Town With Boats

(1932)

Stuart Davis, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1892–1964

Oil on linen, 21 X 30 IN. (53.3 X 76.0 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.1330

Provenance:
The Downtown Gallery, New York, by April 1934
O. Louis Guglielmi, New York, December 1945 to 1956
Mrs. O. Louis Guglielmi, New York, from 1956 to at least 1965
[Margit Chanin, New York?]
Harold Diamond, New York, to 4 November 1967
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 4 November 1967-31 August 1981
(Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
DOWNTOWN GALLERY, New York. Stuart Davis, 25 April-12 May 1934.
ASSOCIATED AMERICAN ARTISTS GALLERIES, New York. The Castleton China Collection by Contemporary Artists, September 1949.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, Massachusetts. Art on the Campus, 1-20 June 1957.
NATIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Stuart Davis Memorial Exhibition, 25 May-5 July 1965, no. 61. Tour: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 30 July-29 August; WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York, 14 September-17 October; THE ART GALLERIES, University of California, Los Angeles, 6 November-6 December.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 7 August-16 November 1986. Unpublished checklist no. 28.

Published References:
DAVIS, STUART. Stuart Davis (New York: American Artists Group, 1945): ill.
ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, DC. The Downtown Gallery Papers, Stuart Davis file, microfilm roll no. ND 29, frames 520-22.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Abstraction (Mid-Century)

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