This painting demonstrates Dove's facility for creating highly abstracted images based on forms and rhythms he saw in nature. Among the painters and photographers of the Stieglitz circle Dove was perhaps the earliest and most persistent devotee of abstraction.
Helen Torr (until d. 1967; her estate); [Graham Galleries]; [Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York, until 1984; sold to Lobell]; Carl D. Lobell, New York (1984–94; his gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arthur Dove/Helen Torr: Land and Water," February 14–June 14, 1998, no catalogue.
Albany. New York State Museum. "Twentieth-Century American Landscapes from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 29–November 4, 2001, no catalogue.