Although its shapes are difficult to identify, this late work by Dove suggests an aerial view of a landscape with trees and buildings. The title suggests that the view was taken either from or toward one of two inns near Dove's home at Centerport, Long Island. Throughout his career, Dove experimented with various materials to obtain a range of visual effects. Here, for example, he mixed oil paint and wax to produce a flat, matte finish that contrasts with the metallic shine of aluminum paint.
Inscription: Signed (lower center): Dove
the artist (1942–d. 1946; on consignment to An American Place, New York, 1942–46; his estate, 1946–47; sold through the Downtown Gallery, New York in November 1947 to Lowenthal); Edith and Milton Lowenthal, New York (1947–his d. 1987); Edith Lowenthal, New York (1987–d. 1991; her bequest to MMA)
An American Place, New York. "Arthur G. Dove: Exhibition of Recent Paintings (1941–1942)," April 14–May 27, 1942, brochure no. 2.
New York. Downtown Gallery. "Dove Retrospective Exhibition: Paintings, 1908 to 1946," January 7–25, extended to February 1, 1947, brochure no. 29.
New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Arthur G. Dove," September 30–November 16, 1958, no. 88 (lent by Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lowenthal, New York).
Washington, D. C. Phillips Memorial Art Gallery. "Arthur G. Dove," November 30, 1958–January 5, 1959, no. 88.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Arthur G. Dove," January 25–February 28, 1959, no. 88.
San Antonio. Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute. "Arthur G. Dove," March 18–April 18, 1959, no. 88.
Art Galleries of the University of California, Los Angeles. "Arthur G. Dove," May 1–June 15, 1959, no. 88.
LaJolla Art Center. "Arthur G. Dove," June 20–July 30, 1959, no. 88.
San Francisco Museum of Art. "Arthur G. Dove," August 15–September 30, 1959, no. 88.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Art: The Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection. Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art from the Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection," October 10, 1996–January 12, 1997, unnumbered cat. (p. 14; published in MMA Bulletin 54, summer 1996).
Ann Lee Morgan. Arthur Dove: Life and Work, with a Catalogue Raisonné. Newark, Del., 1984, pp. 64, 287, no. 42.11, ill.
Anne Cohen DePietro in Anne Cohen DePietro. Arthur Dove and Helen Torr: The Huntington Years. Exh. cat., Heckscher Museum. Huntington, N. Y., 1989, p. 49.
Lisa Mintz Messinger. "American Art: The Edith and Milton Lowenthal Collection." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 54 (Summer 1996), pp. 6–7, 14, 44, ill. (color and bw).
William C. Agee inArthur Dove: A Retrospective. Exh. cat., Phillips Collection, Washington, D. C. Andover, 1997, p. 144.