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E.E. Cummings' Art, p. 5

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click for a larger image of item #34219, Mt. Chocorua After Snowfall Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 17-1/2". No date. [#034219] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34221, Study Of Yellow Rose 1956-05-23. Oil on canvas. 16" x 20". [#034221] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #29650, Original Sketch of "Woman and Fawn" c. 1921. In the 1920s, E.E. Cummings was a regular contributor of both writing and artwork to The Dial magazine, which was the preeminent Modernist journal of its time, publishing such writers as Joyce, Pound, Eliot, Cocteau, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Ford Madox Ford and such artists as Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse and Kandinsky. Cummings was only 25 years old when his first pieces were accepted for The Dial and, notably, it was the only place where his poems and his artwork were published side by side on a regular basis. The January, 1921 issue had four drawings and a poem ("Puella Mea") by Cummings: this is Cummings' original sketch for one of those drawings, perhaps the most well-known of them, of a fawn on its hind legs, next to a nude woman, beneath a tree. This sketch was used as his pencil transfer, and as such is drawn on both sides of the paper. The final product, which was ink and graphite on paper, is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a bequest of Scofield Thayer, Cummings' friend and mentor and the editor of The Dial. This sketch is on 8-3/8" x 10-7/8" paper, with a 5" x 9" pencil border. Stained and chipped, mostly in the right margin; very good. With a Gotham Book Mart exhibit number (#245) in the upper left hand corner, where a chip is pending. A copy of The Dial, Vol. LXX, No 1 [NY: Dial, 1921], with the published drawing is included and is near fine with a small spine nick and the usual wear to the yapped edges. An iconic image in its very first incarnation. [#029650] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34222, Ecstasy Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 18". No date. [#034222] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34239, Blonde Female On Tiptoe 1945-06-04. Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 14-1/4". [#034239] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34217, Child In White Dress Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 17-1/2". No date. [#034217] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34243, Bushy-Haired Figure Ink on paper. 7-3/4" x 12-1/4". Signed by Cummings on the front. No date. [#034243] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #31591, Mountain Range Watercolor of the Sandwich Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 14" x 10". No date. [#031591] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34215, Dapper Frenchman Ink on paper. 8" x 12-1/2". Signed by Cummings on the front. No date. [#034215] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #31583, Robin Hood, Maine ca. 1920. Oil on canvasboard. 16" x 12". On the verso: "robin hood, (maine)" and label "21-oil, early 20's or 1919." Cummings' friends Gaston Lachaise and Isabel Nagle had a summer home in Robin Hood. [#031583] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #31618, Brown And Yellow Mountain, White Crescent Moon 1945-02-18. Oil on cardboard. 14-1/2" x 8-1/2". [#031618] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34216, Interior With Woman Writing And Spinning Wheel Oil on canvasboard. 13" x 16". No date. [#034216] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34228, Standing Nude Woman By Doorway Oil on canvasboard. 10" x 14". No date. [#034228] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34226, Playful Couple 1941-05-07. Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 13". [#034226] $4,000
click for a larger image of item #34208, Branches With Flowers Pencil on paper. 12" x 18". No date. [#034208] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #33250, The Farm Watercolor. 14-1/2" x 10-1/2". No date. [#033250] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34207, Landscape Sketch Pencil on paper. 16" x 12". No date. [#034207] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34214, Sketch Of Fallen Tree #2 Pencil on paper. 16" x 12". No date. [#034214] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34211, Large Rendering Of Chocorua Pencil on paper. 18" x 12". No date. [#034211] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34212, Page Of Mountain Studies Pencil on paper. 18" x 12". No date. [#034212] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34213, Sketch Of Fallen Tree Pencil on paper. 16" x 12". No date. [#034213] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34206, Abstract Watercolor. 14-1/2" x 10-1/2". No date. [#034206] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34209, Standing Nude 1944-11-16. Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 15". [#034209] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34210, Diagrammatic Rendering: Tree Forms Pencil on paper. 18" x 12". No date. [#034210] $3,800
click for a larger image of item #34205, Nude By Bed, Wearing A Stocking Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 17-1/2". No date. [#034205] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34204, Nude With Red Drape In Hand 1945-02-14. Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 14". [#034204] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34203, Moonscape Oil on composition board. 14" x 8-1/2". No date. [#034203] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34196, Sepia Nude Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 14". No date. [#034196] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34197, Nude With Yellow Hair Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 14". No date. [#034197] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34195, Three Stylized Trees And House Oil on canvasboard. 10" x 14". No date. [#034195] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34198, Rose-Colored Female Nude 1942-07. Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 14-1/2". [#034198] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34200, Brown Landscape: Three Trees And Crescent Moon Oil on cardboard. 15" x 8-1/2". No date. [#034200] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34199, Waterfall And Nude 1942-08-12. Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 15-3/4". [#034199] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34202, Brown-Haired Woman Oil on wood. 8-5/8" x 11-3/8". No date. [#034202] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #34201, Full Moon Behind Tree Oil on canvas. 12" x 9". No date. [#034201] $3,750
click for a larger image of item #33242, Yellow Sundown Watercolor. 14" x 10". No date. [#033242] $3,700
click for a larger image of item #34193, Female Nude Standing In Water 1939-05-20. Oil on cardboard. 9" x 12". [#034193] $3,700
click for a larger image of item #34194, House At Hamomet Watercolor. 12-1/4" x 9-3/8". No date. [#034194] $3,700
click for a larger image of item #31589, Mt. Chocorua In The Snow Mt. Chocorua. Watercolor. 14" x 10". No date. [#031589] $3,700
click for a larger image of item #34192, Color Studies (2) Watercolor and pencil. 10-1/2" x 12-1/2". No date. [#034192] $3,650
click for a larger image of item #34191, Color Studies Watercolor and pencil. 9-3/4" x 12-1/2". No date. [#034191] $3,650
click for a larger image of item #31623, Rectangles (n.p.), (n.p.), (n.d.). The poet E.E. Cummings considered writing and painting to be his "twin obsessions." He received substantial acclaim as an American cubist and abstract avant garde painter between the two World Wars. during which time he served as art editor of The Dial. In 1931, he published a limited edition volume of his artwork entitled CIOPW, named for the media he used: charcoal, ink, oil, pencil, and watercolor. After growing disenchanted with the New York gallery scene, he retreated to painting as a private matter, focusing mostly on landscapes (the White Mountains); portraits (his wife, Marion Morehouse); and nudes and still lifes. This color study, oil on cardboard, is a rare return to his non-representational days. 14" x 8-1/2". Matted and framed to 22" x 17". Unsigned, as was the majority of his work. Fine. Letter of provenance available. [#031623] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #31631, Seascape 1948-06. Oil on canvas. 12" x 10". [#031631] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #33241, Public Garden Watercolor. 9" x 12". No date. [#033241] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #33245, New Moon 1961. Watercolor. 14-1/2" x 10-1/2". [#033245] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #34188, Seated Nude Woman: Hand On Head Oil on canvasboard. 12" x 16". No date. [#034188] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #34189, Standing Nude With Scarf Oil on cardboard. 6-1/2" x 12-1/4". No date. [#034189] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #34187, Standing Nude Oil on cardboard. 8-1/2" x 14-1/4". No date. [#034187] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #34185, Full Moon, Tree, And Mountain 1945-02-14. Oil on cardboard. 14" x 8-1/2". [#034185] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #34186, Watercolor (#2) Oil on cardboard. 14" x 8-1/2". No date. [#034186] $3,500