Villa and Alice

Wellfleet, MA
Oil on canvas
24 x 29 in. (61 x 73.7 cm)
Signed, dated upper right: "E W Dickinson / 1941"
Photo: Eric Mitchell


Painted in Wellfleet, MA. ED note: "This is a picture of a villa that could not be built. It is entirely imaginary." "I made that particular breach of usual procedure [the unsteadiness of the station point breaches undertaken perspective matters] one other time deliberately and violently in a piece in a oil on canvas of Alice Crowley, apparently asleep and the figure of Alice was made from a drawing of Alice simulating sleep in Buffalo. It has very violent perspective in it." Alice Crowley was a Buffalo model. See "Sleeping Woman", 1939


Private collection
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel W. Dietrich II
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exhibition History

1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective
1963 PAA: as "Alice and Villa"
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
1966 Gilman Galleries: Edwin Dickinson, Paintings
1966 Katonah Gallery: Paintings and Drawings by Edwin Dickinson
1966 Pennsylvania Academy: Paintings by Edwin Dickinson
1970 Bristol Art Museum: An Exhibition of Paintings by Edwin Dickinson
1970 Cape Cod Conservatory: Paintings and Drawings by Edwin Dickinson
1970 Wellfleet Art Gallery: Special Exhibition: Edwin Dickinson, Painting-Drawing, 1911-1950
198081 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Edwin Dickinson, Selected Landscapes