Marion Huse (american, 1896-1967) Two Works On Pap
Marion Huse (American, 1896-1967)
Two Works on Paper: In Vaditos and Farm in New Mexico
Signed "Marion Huse" l.l. and l.r., respectively, identified on the back of both
Both oil on paper, sizes to 16 x 21 in. (40.6 x 53.3 cm), unframed.
Condition: Both with gentle toning, tape residue to reverse, Vaditos with small stain l.r. corner.
Provenance: By descent in the artist's family to the Fuller Museum of Art (Gift of the artist's husband, Dr. Robert Barstow), Brockton, Massachusetts, to the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Literature: Marion Huse, An Artist's Evolution, exhibition catalogue (Brockton, MA: Brockton Art Museum/Fuller Memorial, 1985), cat. 30 and 31, respectively, p. 48 (Illus. b&w).
Exhibitions: Brockton Art Museum/Fuller Memorial, Brockton, Massachusetts, Marion Huse, An Artist's Evolution, June 2-August 25, 1985.
N.B. Marion Huse is associated primarily with New England, but in the fall of 1937 she made an excursion to New Mexico, driving cross-country to spend several weeks in Taos. During the trip Huse worked on paper, finding it more practical and portable than canvas. Huse would later revisit the composition of Farm in New Mexico for a serigraph in 1942 (Marion Huse, An Artist's Evolution [cited above], p. 14).
Condition: Farm in New Mexico bears Huse inventory number 179 from the Brockton Art Museum inventory of the estate of Marion Huse and measures 15 x 21 1/8 in. In Vaditos bears the Huse inventory number 1034 and measures 16 x 21 in.
In Vaditos, staining and glue residue to the reverse, small stain l.r. corner; Farm in New Mexico, gentle toning to sheet, staining and remnants of paper tape to perimeter of reverse.