Black Duck No. 1, 1941

  • Marsden Hartley, American, 1877-1943

Oil on masonite

  • Unframed: 28 × 22 inches (71.1 × 55.9 cm)
  • Framed: 34 3/8 × 28 1/8 × 3 1/4 inches (87.3 × 71.4 × 8.3 cm)

Gift of Robert H. Tannahill

49.512

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Oil
  • Masonite (tm)
  • Painting (visual work)
  • United states
  • Bird
  • Duck

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right: M. H. | '41

Provenance

until 1944, Paul Rosenberg and Company (New York, New York, USA). 1944-1949, Robert H. Tannahill [1893 - 1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA); 1949-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Annual American Show. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Philadelphia, 1943, no. 42. Eighteenth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Oil Paintings. Exh. cat., Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1943, no. 2. American Realists. Exh. cat., Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton, 1961, no. 24. Marsden Hartley. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1970, no. 95. Robert H. Tannahill Memorial Exhibition. Exh. cat., War Memorial. Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 1978, p. 21.

Rights Status

Marsden Hartley, Black Duck No. 1, 1941, oil on Masonite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert H. Tannahill, 49.512.