Marsden Hartley

Lot Details

Lot 9
Marsden Hartley
American, 1877-1943
Birch Trees and Tree, Autumn: Two Works, circa 1908
Pastel on paper
The first 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches (36.8 x 26 cm); the second 15 x 10 1/4 inches (38.1 x 26 cm)

Provenance for each:
The artist
Estate of the artist
Babcock Galleries, New York, consigned by above (1959-1967)
Ronald and Sara Wilford, purchased from above, (1967-2021)
Estate of Sara R. Wilford, New York

New York, Babcock Galleries, Marsden Hartley: Drawings and Pastels, Apr. 18 - May 6, 1961, nos. 4 and 5; one as Tree, dimensions for each given as 15 x 10 inches

Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960, Series 6: Marsden Hartley, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, online at, frames 3 and 5

C The Estate of Sara Roosevelt Wilford

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold for $28,350 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

(i) The sheet is hinged to the mat in the upper corners. Inscribed Estate # 449b Babcock Gallery # C-11439- Trees on the reverse.
(ii) Small hole in the sheet at the lower right. The sheet is taped to the mat at the upper edges. Inscribed Marsdley [sic] Hartley - Estate # 499C - Trees- Babcock Gallery # C - 11440 on the reverse.

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Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold for $28,350 (includes buyer's premium)

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Impressionist & Modern Art / Post-War & Contemporary Art

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