Two Brigantines in the Ice, Antarctica

(136)
1926
Sheldrake, NY
Oil on composition board
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
Inscribed, signed, dated lower left: "To Richard Parmenter / E W Dickinson / 1926"
Joseph & Deborah Goldyne

Notes

Notes: Painted in Sheldrake, NY, possibly June 23, 25, 29, July 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 (journal), on the cottage lawn near the elm he called "The Bach Tree."

Painting shows a story made up by ED and R. Parmenter, i.e."Abandonment of the Brigantines 'Angie P. Fuller' and 'Spreading Dawn' of Stonington, Connecticut in the ice on September 12, 1841 in Lat. 73 .07'S., Long. 21 . 10'W. Interest attaches to this paintiing as containing the first representation of the famous Adele Penguin, (Pygoscelis Adeliae)." ED note; "Ships in winter quarters with a hut, men ice cliffs & penguins . . . "

Provenance

Richard Parmenter
Joseph & Deborah Goldyne

Exhibition History

1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective, as "Two Brigantines in the Ice"
1986 CDS Gallery: Artists Choose Artists, IV
1986 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, 1891-1978, Rare Perspectives, "Abandonment of the Brigantines 'Angie P. Fuller' and 'Spreading Dawn" of Stonington, Connecticut in the Ice on September 12, 1841"
1987 James Graham & Sons: Modernism, as "Abandonment of the Brigantines 'Angie P. Fuller' and 'Spreading Dawn" of Stonington, Connecticut in the Ice on September 12, 1841"
1987 Middendorf Gallery: American Modernist Paintings and Photography