Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Shore Road

Artist:
Arthur Dove (American, Canandaigua, New York 1880–1946 Huntington, New York )
Date:
1942
Medium:
Wax emulsion on canvas
Dimensions:
27 7/8 x 20 in. (70.8 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.39
Rights and Reproduction:
© The Estate of Arthur G. Dove
Not on view
The title of this painting refers to a street in Centerport, Long Island, where Dove lived his last years (1938–46). Although not immediately identifiable as a landscape, the subject is suggested by the verdant and earthy tones. The pale green background also recalls the water of nearby Huntington Harbor. Based on a small watercolor study, as so many of Dove's paintings are, this composition was enlarged and adjusted to its final configuration with the help of a pantograph.
Inscription: Signed (lower center): Dove
the artist (to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (probably 1942–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

An American Place. "Arthur G. Dove: Exhibition of Recent Paintings (1941–1942)," April 14–May 27, 1942, brochure no. 16.

An American Place. "Arthur G. Dove: Paintings—1922–1944," May 3–June 15, 1945, no catalogue (checklist no. 3).

An American Place. "Recent Paintings (1946), Arthur G. Dove," May 4–June 4, 1946, no catalogue (checklist no. 9).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist no. 53).

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Arthur G. Dove," September 30–November 16, 1958, no. 86 (as "Anonymous [Shore Road]").

Washington, D. C. Phillips Memorial Art Gallery. "Arthur G. Dove," November 30, 1958–January 5, 1959, no. 86.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Arthur G. Dove," January 25–February 28, 1959, no. 86.

San Antonio. Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute. "Arthur G. Dove," March 18–April 18, 1959, no. 86.

Art Galleries of the University of California, Los Angeles. "Arthur G. Dove," May 1–June 15, 1959, no. 86.

LaJolla Art Center. "Arthur G. Dove," June 20–July 30, 1959, no. 86.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "Arthur G. Dove," August 15–September 30, 1959, no. 86.

Huntington, N. Y. Heckscher Museum. "Arthur Dove and Helen Torr: The Huntington Years," March 3–April 30, 1989, no. 52 (as "Anonymous [Shore Road]" ).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 95.

Ann Lee Morgan. Arthur Dove: Life and Work, with a Catalogue Raisonné. Newark, Del., 1984, p. 283, no. 42.1, as "[Anonymous]".

Helen A. Harrison. "Arthur G. Dove and the Origins of Abstract Expressionism." American Art 12 (spring 1998), p. 74, as "Shore Road [Anonymous]".

Jessica Murphy in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 127, 262, no. 95, ill. (color).

Rachel Mustalish in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, p. 127.



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