The Rival Beauties

Provincetown, MA
Oil on canvas
46 x 38 in. (116.8 x 96.5 cm)
Signed, dated on left: "E W Dickinson 1915"
Photo: Babcock Galleries


Painted in Provincetown, MA. ED notes: "Reference Lafcadio Hern [sic] / and the Swedish girl / friend""Lafcadio Herne [sic] Alie Morling, Gottenberg, Sweden" ED to Tibi, July, 17 1918: "I have the one of the piano, horse & all the small figures in the P'town [Provincetown] show if it got by the jury as I guess it did." ED to HDB, January 29, 1965: ". . . of `The Rival Beauties' a quite big one with a horse lying half under a gd. [grand] piano with a `cellist by it, striking C." May 24, 1953, "In cleaning 'The rival Beauties' . . . I swas surprised at its weight - several impasto pieces under it I suppose - entirely forgotten." (journal).


Mr. & Mrs. Ansley W. Sawyer
Artist: Private collection
Dr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Kahn
Deborah and Edward Shein
The Regis Collection, Minneapolis, MN

Exhibition History

1961 James Graham & Sons: Edwin Dickinson, Retrospective
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective
1982b NAD: Art Students League Benefit Sale
1983 Hirschl & Adler Galleries: Realism and Abstraction: Counterpoints in American Drawings, 1900-1940
1989b Babcock Galleries: The Art Show