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Summer Clouds and Flowers

Marsden Hartley

American Art

The months that Hartley spent in Corea, Maine, in 1942 were exceptionally prolific because he was vigorously preparing for a one-person exhibition organized by his new dealer, Paul Rosenberg. Many of the paintings he executed were vibrant floral still lifes such as this one, most likely created with the expectation that they would be especially marketable.

MEDIUM Oil on fabricated board
DATES 1942
DIMENSIONS 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm) Frame: 32 x 37 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (81.3 x 95.9 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "M·H· / 42"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Marsden Hartley, Yale University Committee on Intellectual Property
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CAPTION Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943). Summer Clouds and Flowers, 1942. Oil on fabricated board, 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.19. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.19_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1992.11.19_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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