Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800

ARTHUR B. DAVIES (1862-1928)

Portrait of a Woman.
Oil on canvas. 185x150 mm; 7 1/4x6 inches. Circa 1905.

Ferargil Gallery, New York, with the label on the frame back; gifted from the artist Walter Pach to Virginia Zabriskie; according to the latter, Pach thought the sitter resembled a young Ms. Zabriskie.

Pursuing art history at New York University, Zabriskie became friends with and was mentored by the artist, critic and modern art promoter Walter Pach (1883-1958); through him, she met Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968, see lots 129-132 and 142 ), Edward Hopper and other contemporary artists in New York, significantly influencing her future path as a trailblazing gallery owner.

Moreover, Pach had been instrumental assisting Davies, the president of the landmark 1913 "International Exhibition of Modern Art" also known as the Armory Show, as well as one of its founders, Walt Kuhn, by bringing together leading contemporary European and American artists for the show.