Feb 13, 2009

Park at Saint Cloud near Paris

Park at Saint Cloud near Paris


Arthur B. Davies

(American, 1862-1928)

Black crayon with watercolor, gouache and graphite

Support: Beige(2) laid paper, laid down on beige(1) wove paper, laid down on a tertiary support of board

Sheet: 23.8 x 31.9 cm (9 3/8 x 12 9/16 in.); Secondary Support: 30 x 39.9 cm (11 13/16 x 15 11/16 in.); Tertiary Support: 30.5 x 40 cm (12 x 15 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1927.50



Arthur Davies often traveled to Europe and played a major role in organizing the Armory Show, an important exhibition in New York that introduced Americans to modern European art. The subject of this drawing, executed in 1928, is the park at Saint-Cloud, site of a former summer residence of the French monarchs.

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