CHARLES DEMUTH (1883–1935)
Garden Flowers, 1933
Watercolor on paper, 13 7/8 x 10 in.
Signed and dated (at lower right): C. Demuth 33
EXHIBITED: Benrimon Contemporary, New York, May 6–June 5, 2010, Fleurs, 1880–2010, no. 16 pp. 18, 19 illus. in color
EX COLL.: the artist; by descent to his mother, Augusta Demuth, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; to private collection, Manasquan, New Jersey, 1930s; by gift to private collection, until 2004
According to family tradition, the present still life of Garden Flowers was purchased from Demuth’s mother, Augusta, by a Manasquan, New Jersey, collector in the 1930s. This collector then gave it as a gift to another private collector, with whom it remained until 2004.