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Premier Auction - Session II - March 25, 2023

Sat, Mar 25, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1046

Robert Henri

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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(American, 1865-1929)

The Woods, Monhegan Island, late 1918, signed lower left "R. Henri", inscribed backing verso "Robert Henri/Monhigan island"(sic), and numbered with artist's notebook number verso "288/k/2", pastel on pastel canvas (see note), 20 x 12-1/2 in.; APF carved gilt wood frame 27 x 20 in.


Exhibited: Milch Galleries, New York,  (probably) Paintings by Robert Henri, Feb. 28-March 12, 1918; Montross Gallery, New York,  (probably) Woodland Pictures by Robert Henri, 1918; Philadelphia Sketch Club, December, 1919.  Also; Exhibition Circuit: Chicago Art Institute, (probably) Paintings by Robert Henri, April 4-May 1, 1919; Milwaukee Art Museum [Institute], Woodland Pastels by Robert Henri, June-July, 1919; National Arts Club, New York, NY, 1920

Note:  the entry for this work in Henri's studio notebook refers to the medium as "pastel canvas".  It appears to be a primed canvas surface, possibly pre-made specifically for pastels.


Brunk Auctions is grateful to Dr. Valerie Ann Leeds for her assistance in researching this lot.




vibrant color, surface in good condition, mounted on panel; frame with wear and some losses to gilt, silk mat with slight staining

(Presumably) Violet Organ (Henri's sister-in-law); From the Collection of Alice Osofsky