Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 160

Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Faun and Girl from The Puritans.

Gouache, pencil and ink on paper, 1923. 470x600 mm; 18 1/2x23 5/8 inches. Signed and dated in gouache and titled "Faun and Girl from the Pilgrims" in pencil, lower margin recto.

Provenance: The artist; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph deGolier, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, circa 1925; Edith Gregor Halpert, New York; thence to the estate of Edith Gregor Halpert; offered Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, "The Edith G. Halpert Collection of American Paintings Part II," March 16, 1973, sale 3520, lot 3; sold Christie's New York, March 23, 1984, sale 5520, lot 99, to the current owner, private collection, Southfield, Michigan.

Published: A. Boyajian and M. Rutkoski, Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Connecticut, 2007, vol. 2, pages 524-25, number 1075.

Costume designs for the play The Puritans, written by Ralph deGolier. Boyajian and Rutkoski note that "Although inscribed 'Faun and Girl from the Pilgrims' reference instead to the actual title of the play, The Puritans."