An Anniversary

(102)
1920–21
Provincetown, MA
Oil on canvas
72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated on reverse, now covered: "E W Dickinson / An Anniversary / 1921"

Notes

Notes: Painted in Provincetown, MA. The last mention of it to Tibi is July 21, 1921. She was in Provincetown August-December 1920.

Journal: 1920, week of August 15 "stretching 5 x 6", 9 "2 coats zinc on 5 x 6.", 18 "sandpapered 5 x 6.", October 11 "began 5 x 6.", 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29 "(36)", 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 "(50)", 20, 21.

Journal: January 1921, painted; 21, 22, 25, 28 "began 2nd figure.", 29, 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 "(63)", 7, 8 "(3rd fig.)", 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 "(82)", 25, 26 "(84)", March 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 "(90)", 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 "insured 5x6 'An Anniversary' for 1 year from this noon for $1,000. prem. $20.", 24, 25 "changed ins on 5x6 from 1 year to 8 mos.", 26 "(106)", 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 12, "(WC)", 14, 15 "(WC)", 16 "(121)", 18, 19, 20 "(WC)", 23"(WC)", 26, 27, 29, 30, May 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 "(137)", 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, June 2, 4 "(149)", 6, 7, 10 "(ott?)" [?], 14, 15, 18, [until Aug. 16 hard to know if painting on AA or Esther's children], 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 "(157)", 12, 13, 14, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, August 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 "bowl" [?], 18, September 24 "(162)", 25, 26, 28, 29, October 4, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 "(174)", 27, November 5 "(176)", 10 "canvas photoed at Art Assn.", 13 "canvas photographed", 14 "sent 5 x 6.", 23 "Corcoran rejected 5 x 6". 1922, November 13, "Anniversary in Academy". 1923, March 15 "varnished 5 x 6", July 2 "Anniversary invited to Chicago."

Provenance

Cecil Calvert Beall
Mr. & Mrs. Ansley W. Sawyer
Albright-Knox ArtGallery

Exhibition History

195758 Cornell University: Edwin Dickinson, Visiting Artist: An Exhibition of Paintings, 1912-1956
1959 Boston University Art Gallery: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective Exhibition
1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
1966 Whitney: Art of the United States
196869 Venice Biennial: The Figurative Tradition in Recent American Art: Edwin Dickinson
1970 Burchfield Center, Buffalo: ART in the Buffalo Area: 1920-1930
1972 Burchfield Center, Buffalo: Our Legacy of Art in Western New York
1974 Pennsylvania State University: Living American Artists and the Figure
1977 Syracuse NY: Provincetown Painters: 1890's to 1970's
197778 Burchfield Center, Buffalo: Tribute Exhibition: Edwin Dickinson