Interior

(65)
1916
Provincetown, MA
Oil on beaverboard
84 x 48 in. (213.4 x 121.9 cm)
Signed, dated upper left: "E W Dickinson 16"
Photo: Eric Mitchell

Notes

Notes: Painted in Provincetown, MA, Days Lumberyard studios #1 & #2.

ED note: The beaverboard was nailed to firring on the back and one nail goes right through the guitarist's right eye.

ED began his journals February 27, 1915 at Days Lumberyard. That volume is lost so they now begin at January 27, 1916. It is clear that Interior was well underway on January 27, but the date it was begun is unknown. January, 31, February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 received Valentine scarf from Tibi, used on the guitarist, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, March 1, 1, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14,16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 moved to studiio #2, April 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, "photographed 4 x 7". October 11 "got 4 x 7 frame", 25 fixed 4 x 7 frame, November 9 fitting 4 x 7 into and sanding frame,10, framing 4 x 7, 11 boxed and sent 4 x 7 to Corcoran. To Tibi, February 9, 1916: "Ben [Gerrit A. Benecker] is painting my portrait . . . I am painting him in a large canvass [sic], holding Mathesons cat 'Groesbeck,' [for Herbert Groesbeck] with Mary Nunes, Charlie a boy, [?], a little red haired girl [Doris Bryant] & an old lady [Mrs. Marks]." George Whorf is the guitarist, and George Allen is on the left.

To Tibi, February 16, 1916: "I think it [scarf she knitted] is a beauty; just the right arrangement of black, white and gray. I have used it alreaady in my large canvas . . .This morning I went out bright and early (and frozen) to secure a cat . . I found one and carried it in my arms with a couple of grocery packages as far as the top step leading to our balcony where I fell down. The puss diving through the steps into a drift . . . ran swiftly home."

Provenance

Mrs. Robert C. Graham & Robert C. Graham, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel W. Dietrich II
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Exhibition History

1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
196869 Venice Biennial: The Figurative Tradition in Recent American Art: Edwin Dickinson
1975 Kennedy Galleries: Hundredth Anniversary Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture by 100 Artists Associated with The Art Students League of New York
197778 Burchfield Center, Buffalo: Tribute Exhibition: Edwin Dickinson
1982b NAD: Art Students League Benefit Sale