Painter‘s Row as It Stood in the Spring of 1908 (Pittsburgh)

Joseph Stella, American (born Italy), 1877 - 1946

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1908

Charcoal on laid paper mounted on board

Sight: 11 13/16 × 18 1/2 in. (30 × 47 cm)

Frame: 17 5/8 × 24 3/8 × 1 13/16 in. (44.8 × 61.9 × 4.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund

2019.16

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, lower right, in charcoal: STELLA; dated, lower left, in charcoal: 1910; watermark, lower left corner: STRATHMORE / PAPERS [thistle symbol]; labeled, in black ink: [white rectagular label with rounded edges]: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART / 945 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 [separated above dividing line] / JS.94.83.4 / Joseph Stella / Painter's Row As It Stood in the Spring of 1908 (Pittsburgh), [underlined] / 1908 / charcoal on paper, 12 x 18 1/4 in. / Private Collection (Folk) / JOSEPH STELLA / April 22 - October 9, 1994; labeled, in black ink: [rectangular label, torn top and bottom left corners, horozontal bars running down the left side] Rabin and Krueger Gallery / 47 Halsey Street / Newark 2, New Jersey; labeled, in black ink: [square label] HARRY SALPETER GALLERY, Inc. [in bold] / 42 EAST 57 STREET, NEW YORK 22, NEW YORK / Artist Joseph Stella, 1877-1946 [typewriten above dotted line] / Title Pittsburgh, 1910 [typewritten above dotted line]; Medium charcoal, 12" x 18 1/4" / signed, dated, acquired from / artist [typewritten].

Exhibition History

Joseph Stella, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, October 23–December 4, 1962, no. 78 (as Pittsburgh, Worker‘s Houses)

Joseph Stella, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, April 22–October 9, 1994.

Publication History

Younger, Rina C. Industry in Art: Pittsburgh, 1812 to 1920, 143–44. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006, fig. 85 as Painter‘s Row: Worker‘s Houses)

Jaffe, Irma B. Joseph Stella‘s Symbolism, vii. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1994, ill. as Painter‘s Row: Worker‘s Houses.

Jaffe, Irma B. Joseph Stella, 21, 176, 217. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970, no. 517, fig. 17, as Pittsburgh II: Painter‘s Row: Worker‘s Houses.

Haskell, Barbara. Joseph Stella, 23, 263, 270. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994, fig. 25.

Crowell, F. Elizabeth. "Painter‘s Row: The United States Steel Corporation as a Pittsburgh Landlord." Charities and the Commons 21, no. 19 (February 6, 1909), ill. opposite 899.

Crowell, F. Elizabeth. "Painter‘s Row." In Pittsburgh District Civic Frontage, edited by Paul Underwood Kellogg. New York: Survey Associates, Inc., 1914, ill. opposite 133.

Cooper, Helen. "Stell‘s ‘Miner‘s." Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 3 (Fall 1975): 10–11, fig. 5, as Painter‘s Row: Worker‘s Houses.

Baur, John I. Joseph Stella: An Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1963, no. 78, as Pittsburgh, Worker‘s Houses.

Baur, John I. H. Joseph Stella. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971, ill. 20, as Pittsburgh, Worker‘s Houses.

"The Next Page: Pittsburgh 150," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14, 2008, 68, ill. as Painter‘s Row, Spring 1908.

Published References

Baur, John I. H. Joseph Stella, 26. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971. Ill. 20, as Pittsburgh, Worker’s Houses. Baur, John I. H. Joseph Stella: An Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 51. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art 1963. No. 78, as Pittsburgh, Workers’ Houses. Cooper, Helen. “Stella’s ‘Miners.” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 3 (Fall 1975): 10–11. Fig. 5, as Painter’s Row: Workers’ Houses. Crowell, F. Elizabeth. “Painter’s Row.” In The Pittsburgh District Civic Frontage, edited by Paul Underwood Kellogg. New York: Survey Associates, Inc., 1914. Ill. opposite 133. Crowell, F. Elizabeth. “Painter’s Row: The United States Steel Corporation as a Pittsburgh Landlord.” Charities and the Commons 21, no, 19 (February 6, 1909). ill. opposite 899. Haskell, Barbara. Joseph Stella, 23, 263, 270. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994. Fig. 25. Jaffe, Irma B. Joseph Stella, 21, 176, 217. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970. No. 517; Fig. 17, as Pittsburgh II: Painter’s Row: Worker’s Houses. Jaffe, Irma B. Joseph Stella’s Symbolism, vii. San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, 1994. Ill. as Painter’s Row: Worker’s Houses. “The Next Page: Pittsburgh 150,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14, 2008, 68. Ill. as Painter’s Row, Spring 1908. Younger, Rina C. Industry in Art: Pittsburgh, 1812 to 1920, 143–44. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006. Fig. 85, as Painter’s Row: Worker’s Houses)

Provenance

Rabin and Krueger Gallery, Newark, New Jersey; sold to Dr. Robert Goss; by descent to Angela N. Gross, Maplewood, New Jersey, by 1970; by descent through the family; to Christie’s New York, sale November 21, 2017 (Lot 71); sold to Thomas Colville Fine Art, LLC, Guilford, CT; sold to present collection, 2019.

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