Team Piece

Provincetown, MA
Oil on canvas
36 x 30 in. (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Signed and dated on left: "x signed by E W Dickinson 1915-16".
possibly inscribed upper right corner: "Dimitri Vasclav" (name given by the two artists,
Edwin Dickinson and Henry Sutter, who painted each other)
Inscribed upper left corner: "The Drinkers"?
Guardian Industries Corp.
Photo: Babcock Galleries


Painted in Provincetown, MA. Originally titled "Two Team Piece," also called "The Drinkers." ED is on the right. ED note: "Painted with Henry R. Sutter, a beautiful artist. I painted him and he painted me. I was wearing a fur cap [which belonged to artist's father at Amherst 1874-1879] and shawl and he was wearing a complete set of oilskins with a scarf and a red tam o'shanter. A heavily painted piece. We signed it Dmitri Vasclav, a combining of the names of two professional friends, Dmitri Romanovsky, a beautiful painter, and our chum Vaclav Vytlacil, which was exhibited: in P'town [Provincetown] Art Association under this name. We thought it a good prank. Nobody was fooled." Note, 1999, HDB told there were people who were fooled.


Frances Dickinson
Guardian Industries Corp.

Exhibition History