Clothes Pole

Wellfleet, MA
Oil on panel
11 x 13 in. (27.9 x 33 cm)
Signed on right: "E W Dickinson
Dated on left: "1947"
Inscribed lower right: "Wellfleet"
The Family of Řivind Lorentzen, Jr. ?
Photo: W. Scott Miles


Painted in Wellfleet, MA, September 4 (journal), on east side of Dickinson house. The pole was used as a clothesline and was the last remaining piece of what ED called the "Apparatus," a gym set he built for his children in Provincetown, finished July 19, 1937 (journal).


Private collection
The Family of Řivind Lorentzen, Jr. ?

Exhibition History

1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective, dated 1940
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
1967b PAA: Selections from the Work of Edwin Dickinson
1970 ICA & Weeden Gallery: as "The Clothes Pole"
1976 PAAM: Edwin Dickinson Retrospective
1980–81 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Edwin Dickinson, Selected Landscapes