Window and Oar

Wellfleet, MA
Oil on masonite
12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, dated on left: "E W Dickinson / 1955"
Photo: Geoffrey Clements


Painted in Wellfleet, MA, June 22, 23, 25, (journal) of south window of cottage near the Dickinson house. It incorporates many of ED's most loved subjects: reflections, drapery, "distortion" of objects when seen through the screen, the quite expansive reflected scene encompassed within a very small architectural "frame." Particularly nice is the reflected telephone pole some distance away.


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Exhibition History

1955a PAA: as "Cottage Window"
1959 Boston University Art Gallery: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective Exhibition, as "Cottage Window and Oar"
1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective, as "Through a Cottage Window, 1941"
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
196869 Venice Biennial: The Figurative Tradition in Recent American Art: Edwin Dickinson
1977 Whitney: American Art 1920-1945. A Permanent Collection Exhibition
198081 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Edwin Dickinson, Selected Landscapes
1983 Hirschl & Adler Galleries: Realism and Abstraction: Counterpoints in American Drawings, 1900-1940