Henry R. Sutter

Provincetown, MA
Oil on composition board
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Inscriptions unknown
Photo: Anonymous (Copies of old images)


Notes: Painted in Provincetown, MA, Days Lumberyard Studio #2. ED note:"Henry Sutter is holding [ED's] violin. He is wearing a white bandage and is sitting in a rocking chair. In the background, on the floor, there is a painting size 48x60 [width before height]. In the painting are left to right; old man Hines, Mayme Noons, and just showing at the right, Frances Silva, aged three years, who is looking through a chair at the painter. [order of figures reversed] [a 60x48" now lost]. In the background to the left [sic] there is another painting of a guitar, 1914. [probably 'Still Life with Guitar', Provincetown Art Association and Museum]."

Henry R. Sutter [18 -19 ] ED considered Sutter to be "A beautiful painter" and they were close friends. They liked to walk to the ocean beach, the back shore, and with their feet spell out in the sand the names of favorite artists and musicians, knowing the next high tide would erase it all. Sometimes their trackings would spread out over half a mile.

They liked practical jokes and painted each other in a double portrait under an assumed name; see TEAM PIECE, 1915-1916.


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