Charles Demuth (American, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1883–1935 Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Watercolor and graphite on paper
9 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (24.1 x 31.1 cm)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Not on view
On the back of the original mount, Stieglitz wrote: "From Demuth - who gave me this in December, 1917, saying it was the first work he did after his first talk with me at "291" about his own work - He says he found this recently and feels it belongs to me - A.S."
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): C. Demuth 1914; signed (upper left): C. Demuth
the artist (1914–17; his gift in December 1917 to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1917–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)
Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Charles Demuth," March 7–June 11, 1950, no. 16.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Charles Demuth," May 9–August 31, 2003, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 44.
Emily Farnham. "Charles Demuth: His Life, Psychology, and Works." PhD diss., Ohio State University, Columbus, 1959, vol. 2, pp. xii, 443, 767, no. 83, fig. 7, as "Early Landscape [or Mountains]".
Lisa Mintz Messinger inStieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 91, 254, no. 44, ill. (color).