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Artist:Horace Pippin (American, West Chester, Pennsylvania 1888–1946 West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Medium:Oil on canvas
Dimensions:9 × 11 in. (22.9 × 27.9 cm)
Credit Line:Bequest of Jane Kendall Gingrich, 1982
[Robert Carlen Gallery, Philadelphia, until 1947; sold on March 18, 1947 to Hamilton]; Jane Hamilton, later Jane Kendall Gingrich, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., New York, and New Jersey (1947–d. 1981; her bequest to MMA)
Philadelphia. Art Alliance. "Horace Pippin Memorial Exhibition," April 8–May 4, 1947, no. 51 (as "Floral Still Life," lent by Mrs. Jane Hamilton, Washington).
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," January 21–April 17, 1994, unnumbered cat. (fig. 170; as "Table and Two Chairs" also known as "Chairs").
Art Institute of Chicago. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," April 30–July 10, 1994, unnumbered cat.
Cincinnati Art Museum. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," July 28–October 9, 1994, unnumbered cat.
Baltimore Museum of Art. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," October 26, 1994–January 1, 1995, unnumbered cat.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," February 1–April 30, 1995, unnumbered cat.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Small Interiors," February 17–July 21, 1996, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "XS," December 6, 2011–April 15, 2012, no catalogue.
Selden Rodman. Horace Pippin: A Negro Painter in America. New York, 1947, pp. 24, 88, no. 119, ill., calls it "Sketch for a Still Life" in the caption and "Chairs" in the list of works; locates it in the collection of the Carlen Galleries, Philadelphia.
Mark F. Bockrath and Barbara A. Buckley in Judith E. Stein. I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. New York, 1993, pp. 167, 172, fig. 170.
Anne Monahan in Judith E. Stein. I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. New York, 1993, p. 203.
Audrey Lewis inHorace Pippin: The Way I See It. Ed. Audrey Lewis. Exh. cat., Brandywine River Museum. Chadds Ford, Penn., 2015, p. 87 n. 32.
Anne Monahan, Isabelle Duvernois, and Silvia A. Centeno. "“Working My Thought More Perfectly”: Horace Pippin’s 'The Lady of the Lake'." Metropolitan Museum Journal 52 (2017), p. 96.
Anne Monahan. Horace Pippin, American Modern. New Haven, 2020.
"Behind the Scenes with Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway and Jane
Kendall Mason." Hemingway Review 40 (Fall 2020), p. 120 n. 15.
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