Girl on Tennis Court

Provincetown, MA
Oil on composition board
36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Signed, dated mid left: "E W Dickinson / 1926"


Painted in Provincetown, MA, October 27, 28, 29, 30, November 2 "fini" (journal). Memo for October refers to it as a composition of Sheldrake Tennis Court, (journal). To HDB, May 18, 1961; ". . . oil, green, girl with players back of her, quite bright in color, the court marked out, a tennis ball . . . " To HDB, January 29, 1965; ". . . a girl on a tennis court. A big blonde with skirts above her knees & a carefully painted little ball on the court, the net, trees & shaddows [sic]. She's walking toward the observer but I guess I forgot to give her a racquet -."


Helen Dickinson Baldwin
Mrs. A.B. Sheldon
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Exhibition History

1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective, as "Girl in Tennis Court"
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
196869 Venice Biennial: The Figurative Tradition in Recent American Art: Edwin Dickinson
1970 Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery: Selected Works from the Collection of Mrs
199092 Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery: Of Time and The City: American Modernism from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
2007 PAAM: Edwin Dickinson In Provincetown 1912-1937