Feb 19, 2008 - Sale 2136

Sale 2136 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 28,800
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 50,000
HALE WOODRUFF (1900 - 1980)
The Old Mill in Winter.

Oil on burlap, circa 1940-43. 507x560 mm; 20x22 inches. Signed in oil, lower right recto. Signed and titled in oil, lower stretcher bar verso.

Provenance: private collection. A painting specifically commissioned from the artist, according to the owner.

This winter landscape shows an emerging angular, geometric style, a precursor to the emergence of abstraction i
n his work during the late 1940s....