FAIRFIELD PORTER
(american 1907-1975)
"MORNING AFTER A STORM"
Signed and dated 'Fairfield Porter '73' bottom left; also signed and inscribed with title, medium, date and dimensions verso, oil on board
18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9cm)
[Ludman 851]
provenance:
The Estate of Fairfield Porter.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York.
Barridoff Galleries, Portland, Maine.
Property of gentleman, Yarmouth, Maine.
Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, New York.
Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.
Acquired directly from the above, 1993.
The Estate of Nellie L.Taft, Boston Massachusetts.
exhibited:
"Fairfield Porter (1907-1976)" [sic]. Harbor Gallery, Cold Springs Harbor, New York. March 13 - April 16, 1977.
"Fairfield Porter." Barridoff Galleries, Portland, Maine. July 23 - September 3, 1979.
"Fairfield Porter: Paintings and Works on Paper." The Arts Club of Chicago. November 12 - December 31, 1984.
"Fairfield Porter, 1907-1975." Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, New York. September 25 - October 31, 1992.
"Fairfield Porter: Selected Works. Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. January 23 - February 20, 1993.
"Romance of the Sea." The St. Botolph Club, Boston, Massachusetts. April 10 - June 7, 2002.
literature:
Claire Nicolas White, "Fairfield Porter (1907-1976)" [sic]. Cold Spring Harbor, New York.; Harbor Gallery, 1977, no 16.
Malcolm Preston, "Realist Whose Roots Are in Abstraction." Newsday,April 5, 1977, p. 30A.
Rackstraw Downes, "Fairfield Porter." Portland, Maine: Barridoff Galleries, 1979, no. 5.
"Fairfield Porter: Paintings and Works on Paper." The Arts Club of Chicago. 1984, no. 25.
"Fairfield Porter, 1907-1975." Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, 1985, no. 35.
Emmie Donadio, "Fairfield Porter and Rackstraw Downes." Middlebury, Vermont. Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury College, 1991.
note:
The painting depicts the Southampton shoreline.

Estimate $80,000-120,000

Minor discontinuous 1 1/2 inch reddish-brown scratch seen in horizon at upper center right, and minor reddish-brown accretion 1 inch long located in sand lower center left. Additional miniscule circular accretion approx 9 inches from left, 3 inches from top. Otherwise painting is in excellent original condition.


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Sold for $158,500 (buyer's premium included)