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RECENT ACQUISITIONS                 SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 22, 2011

This exhibition will consist of 25 American, British , French, and Mexican works of art, most  of which come from private collections and have not been seen for at least 40 years.

Featured is L’Avocat (Avocat plaidant), a remarkable watercolor and gouache by the celebrated Honoré Daumier (1808-1879). 

British works include watercolors by such masters of the medium as Francis Towne (1739/40-1816); Peter de Wint (1784-1849); Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827); John Sell Cotman (1782 – 1842); David Cox (1783 – 1857); David Roberts (1796 – 1864);  John Varley (1772 – 1842); and Cornelius Varley (1781- 1873).

Modern British art is represented by two extraordinary drawings by Walter Richard Sickert (1860 – 1942); a gouache by Gwen John (1876 – 1939); Helen Anrep in Duncan Grant’s Studio, a painting by Bloomsbury artist Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961); and pottery by Quentin Bell (1910 – 1996).

Works by American artists include watercolors by Theodore Robinson (1852 – 1896); and the modernists Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924); Charles Prendergast (1863-1948); and John Marin (1870-1953); and paintings by William Glackens (1870 – 1938); and Albert York (1928 – 2009).

The Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899 – 1991) is represented by the 1926 watercolor Two Children.


HONORE DAUMIER (1808-1879)
L’Avocat (Avocat plaidant)
Watercolor and gouache over smudges of the same medium, 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (sight)
MAURICE BRAZIL PRENDERGAST (1858-1924)
Old Paris on the Quai
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 9 7/8 x 13 9/16 inches
Executed circa 1891
WALTER RICHARD SICKERT (1860-1942)
Gliddon
Bistre ink and brush on paper, 11 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches (sight)
Executed circa 1912              
THEODORE ROBINSON (1852 – 1896)
Chaumière à Veules, Normandie
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 9 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (sight)
Executed in 1883
PETER DE WINT (1784 – 1849)
Still Life with Pots
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 
5 7/16 x 4 3/16 inches (sight)
QUENTIN BELL (1910 – 1996)
1898
Fired and glazed clay, 9 1/4 inches (diameter)
Executed during the early 1990s
RUFINO TAMAYO (1899 - 1991)
Two Children
Watercolor on paper, 8 1/4 x 6 3/8 inches (sight)
Executed in 1926
JOHN MARIN (1870 – 1953)
Circus
Watercolor and conte crayon on paper, 7 x 9 1/4 inches (sight)
Executed in 1941
VANESSA BELL (1879 – 1961)
Helen Anrep in Duncan Grant’s Studio, Charleston
Oil on canvas, 22 1/2 x 18 inches
Probably painted during the 1940s
JOHN VARLEY (1778 – 1842)
View of St Mary, Redcliffe
Watercolor, pencil, and pen and grey-blue ink on paper, 6 1/16 x 4 3/4 inches (sight)
Probably executed about 1828 - 1830

WALTER RICHARD SICKERT (1860 – 1942)
Vacerra
Black crayon, pencil, and bistre ink on paper, 
14 3/8 x 10 15/16 inches (sight)
Executed about 1912
JOHN WHITE ABBOTT (1763 – 1851)
Clifton Gorge, Gloucestershire
Watercolor and pen and ink on paper, 5 7/16 x 7 7/8 inches (sight)
Executed in 1827
WILLIAM GLACKENS (1870– 1938)
Narcissus and Anemones
Oil on canvas, 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (sight)
Painted about 1925 - 1930
DAVID COX (1783 – 1857)
Women Seated on a Grassy Slope Overlooking the Sea
Watercolor over black chalk on paper, 5 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches (sight)
Probably executed during the late 1830s
GWEN JOHN (1876 – 1939)
Woman in Railway Carriage
Pencil, watercolor, and gouache on paper, 
4 1/8 x 3 5/8 inches
Executed during the late 1920s – early 1930s
CHARLES CONDER (1868 – 1909)
Fête Galante
Watercolor on silk, 16 1/8 x 11 inches
Executed about 1897 - 1900
CHARLES PRENDERGAST (1863 – 1948)
Biot
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 8 11/16 x 8 1/2 inches (sheet)
Signed (at lower right): C Prendergast
JOHN SELL COTMAN (1782 – 1842)
Cley Church, Norfolk
Brown wash and pencil on paper, 6 11/16 x 10 1/2 inches (sight)
Executed in 1818
DAVID ROBERTS (1796 – 1864)
Oberwesel on the Rhine
Watercolor on paper mounted on board, 
17 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches (sight)
Executed in 1834
JOHN THIRTLE (1777 – 1839)
Fye Bridge, Norwich, Looking Up River, with Sailing Barge Unloading Cargo
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 7 3/16 x 10 11/16 inches (sight)
Probably executed about 1815
ALBERT YORK (1928 – 2009)
Three Anemones in Tin Can
Oil on masonite, 11 15/16 x 10 inches
Painted in 1978
DAVID LEVINE (1926 – 2009)
Line Up, Coney Island
Watercolor and charcoal on paper, 13 11/16 x 18 3/4 inches (sight)
Executed in 1962

FRANCIS TOWNE (1739/40 – 1816)
Travellers on a Country Road in a Mountainous Landscape:
At Keswick Looking Towards Skiddaw
Watercolor and pen and brown ink on paper, 3 3/4 x 6 inches (sight)
Executed in 1786
CORNELIUS VARLEY (1781 – 1873)
A Farm House with Figures
Pencil and grey wash on paper, 10 3/16 x 14 1/4 inches (sight)
Probably executed 1802 - 1805
THOMAS ROWLANDSON (1756 – 1827)
Hengar House at St Tudy, near Bodmin, Cornwall
Watercolor and ink on paper, 7 15/16 x 10 11/16 inches (sight)
Executed about 1795
ROBERT HILLS (1769 – 1844)
Interior of a Byre
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 9 1/16 x 12 inches 
Executed about 1819
DAVID COX (1783 – 1857)
Ploughing
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 7 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches (sight)
Probably executed during the 1840s
WILLIAM GLACKENS (1870 – 1938)
East Side Pushcart
Charcoal pencil on paper, 5 x 8 5/16 inches
Executed about 1908

GEORGE CHINNERY (1774 – 1852)
The Banks of an Indian River, with the Dome of a Temple Seen Above the Trees
Watercolor and pencil on paper, 5 x 6 3/8 inches (sight)
EDWARD LEAR (1812 – 1888)
View of Howakte on the Nile
Watercolor, pen and ink and pencil on paper, 8 1/16 x 13 3/4 inches
Executed in 1867