The Conservatory

Buffalo, NY
Pencil on paper
12 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (32.7 x 27.6 cm)
Signed, dated, inscribed lower left: "E W Dickinson 1931 / Buffalo"
John Driscoll
Photo: Biff Henrich


Drawn in Buffalo, NY, March 4, 6, 19 (journal), of Mrs. Lord's conservatory. on Tracy Street. To FD from Buffalo, March 6; "Drew Am & Pm on Evelyn Lords interior (exterior) lunched there.""The drawing progressing & will better now as have a 2H & 3H Kohinoor [pencils]." A rough sketch in the letter points out the Rumsey House and a church steeple (seen at left), trees, the framework of the glass arched walls, and plants. Also "Who says I am not a modern". March 9; "The drawing for Evelyn Lord 2/3 done but held up acct [account] snow." March 19; "Finished the Lord drawing this afternoon - she greatly pleased. . . " Pl. 14, Goodrich, "Drawings of Edwin Dickinson."


Evelyn Rumsey Lord (Mrs. Walter)
Grace Rumsey Smith
John Driscoll

Exhibition History

1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective, as "The Conservatory"
1970 Burchfield Center, Buffalo: ART in the Buffalo Area: 1920-1930, as "The Conservatory"
197778 Burchfield Center, Buffalo: Tribute Exhibition: Edwin Dickinson
1982b NAD: Art Students League Benefit Sale, as "The Conservatory"